sport news – Former player Stewart named U.S. men’s team general manager
(Reuters) – The U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday appointed Earnie Stewart as the primary common supervisor of the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce, charged with serving to to rebuild the facet after their beautiful failure to qualify for this 12 months’s World Cup.
First up for the 49-year-old Stewart, who performed in three World Cups for the U.S., can be hiring a coach to interchange Bruce Enviornment, who resigned in October following a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that saved the U.S. out of the World Cup for the primary time since 1986.
“Having performed for the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce, I’m honored by the chance to return to assist lead this rebuilding section,” Stewart mentioned.
“We have now an incredible quantity of younger expertise and fervour within the U.S., and I’m prepared to leap in, rent a brand new head coach and construct a tradition of success with the final word aim of the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce changing into a world champion.”
He instructed reporters he had a large checklist of potential candidates for the teaching place together with folks from the U.S. and abroad.
Stewart is particularly wanting ahead to growing the following era of U.S. expertise.
“It’s underestimated what sort of expertise we now have in the USA,” he mentioned.
“Seeing the participant pool that we now have with the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce and these younger, keen skills which can be coming by, I can’t wait to get began.”
Stewart will assume the place in August and can be based mostly in Chicago.
Reporting by Rory Carroll, enhancing by Ed Osmond