By DAN KARELL
Just seven months after leading his side to the Supporters Shield, Frank Yallop’s second stint as head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes is over.
The Earthquakes announced that they had agreed to part ways with Yallop by mutual consent, naming assistant coach Mark Watson the interim coach. The move ends a nearly six-year run at the Earthquakes since taking over in 2007. Yallop also coached the original San Jose Earthquakes prior to their move to Houston from 2001 to 2003, winning MLS Coach of the Year in 2001 and in 2012.
“After John and I met this week with Frank, we all decided that it was in all of our best interests for us to part ways,” Earthquakes President Dave Kaval said in a statement. “We would like to thank Frank for all his hard work and dedication over the past six years. He has led us to some great successes as a club, including last year’s Supporters’ Shield, and he has been a true professional during his time with the organization.”
What next for Yallop? As a coach with multiple MLS Cups on his resume, he should not stay unemployed very long. It should be noted that D.C. United attempted to speak to him for their head coaching position before hiring Ben Olsen, only to have San Jose deny permission for D.C. to speak to Yallop.
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