By IVES GALARCEP
The New York Red Bulls are the final team in MLS with a coaching vacancy to fill this off-season, but sources tell SBI they have settled on the top two men in their staff and it is two coaches recently linked to the club.
The Red Bulls will name Paulo Sousa head coach as early as this week, sources confirmed to SBI on Monday. He has already accepted the position, leaving the delay in announcing the hire down to processing the transaction.
Sousa was first linked to the Red Bulls job by Alexi Lalas more than a week ago and he has been chosen to lead the team under the new front office leadership of Andy Roxburgh and Jerome deBontin. Sousa recently stepped down from his coaching job in Hungary.
Sources also tell SBI that Claudio Reyna has been offered the role of being Sousa’s first assistant, and signs point to him taking the job. One source has told SBI that Reyna has stepped down from his position as U.S. Soccer’s youth technical director, a move that clears the way for him to join the Red Bulls.
What do you think of these developments? Like the idea of a Sousa-Reyna tandem to lead the Red Bulls? Think the Red Bulls should have hired an American coach?
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