After Greg Vanney introduced the tip of his six 12 months spell as head coach of Toronto FC, the membership is within the seek for his substitute. One particular person whose identify could also be within the operating? Former D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen.
The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer and Joshua Kloke reported Wednesday that Olsen is on Toronto’s listing of candidates to succeed Vanney. Olsen has been with out a job since October, when D.C. introduced his departure from the job after 10 years as the top coach and 11 years earlier than that as a participant for the group. The membership stated on the time that they have been in discussions for him to take up a special position inside the group.
Sources on either side of the border inform @joshuakloke & I that former #DCU head coach Ben Olsen is on TFC’s listing of potential candidates to fill their head teaching emptiness. Will probably be fascinating to see how Olsen’s profession progresses after 20+ years at DC United.
— Pablo Iglesias Maurer (@MLSist) December 2, 2020
Whoever finally ends up with the Toronto job, they’ll have massive sneakers to fill. Vanney was an instrumental a part of the membership’s transformation from one which missed out on the playoffs to probably the greatest in MLS, teaching the primary group within the league to win the treble when Toronto gained the MLS Cup, Supporters’ Protect, and Canadian Cup in 2017.
Olsen’s lone piece of silverware in command of D.C. was the 2013 U.S. Open Cup, however he and Vanney are each winners of the Coach of the 12 months award; Olsen gained the prize in 2014, and Vanney gained it in 2017.