FRISCO, Texas, USA (AP) – FC Dallas has fired coach Luis Gonzalez and temporarily replaced him with the club’s director of football, Marco Firuzi.
Dallas has won only six out of 26 games in the season, tied in nine and lost 11. It ranks second after last in the Western Conference, losing 3-2 to the Houston Dynamo, who are second to last.
His assistant, Miki Varas, was also fired.
Dallas had the playoffs in its first two seasons under Gonzalez.
“We made the difficult decision to fire Luchi after much thought. We believe a change of manager is best for the club at this time,” FC Dallas president Dan Hunt said in a statement on Sunday. We thank Lucci for everything he has done for this organization. We wish him the best.”
Gonzalez took over the technical management of Dallas on December 16, 2018, after spending six years as director of the team’s football academy.
He was also a player and played for clubs in the United States, Sweden and his father’s home country, where he played for Sporting Crystal for one season.
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