The Houston Dynamo have parted methods with head coach Paulo Nagamura, the membership introduced Monday.
Nagamura solely joined the membership in January, main the Dynamo to 12 factors and only one defeat from their opening seven video games of the 2022 MLS season.
Since then, nevertheless, Houston have picked up simply 5 wins and 17 factors, sliding all the best way to the underside of the Western Convention. On the time of Nagamura’s departure, the Dynamo are enduring a run of 9 defeats and simply two wins from their final 13 matches.
Nagamura managed an 8-16-5 document with the Dynamo in MLS play. A membership supply has confirmed to 90min that this was a purely soccer-related resolution, with the weekend’s 2-1 loss away on the Seattle Sounders proving one too many.
“This can be a tough resolution as a result of Paulo is a high particular person who has earned the respect of the gamers and employees for his tireless work ethic and dedication to the membership. We want Paulo and his employees nicely transferring ahead of their careers,” Dynamo common supervisor Pat Onstad mentioned in a membership press launch.
“Shifting ahead, we’re enthusiastic about this chance for Kenny. He’s a gifted up-and-coming coach who labored his approach up by our teaching system and he’ll lead the crew for the rest of the season.”
Dynamo 2 head coach Kenny Bundy will function interim boss till the tip of the 2022 season, whereas goalkeeper coach Zack Thornton will stay on employees as nicely.
Assistant coaches Chris Martinez and Jimmy Nielsen have departed alongside Nagamura, who’s the fifth managerial outgoing in MLS this season after Hernan Losada (DC United), Matias Almeyda (San Jose Earthquakes), Miguel Angel Ramirez (Charlotte FC), and Ronny Deila (NYCFC).
The Dynamo’s first recreation with out Nagamura comes at residence to Sporting Kansas Metropolis on Saturday.