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Jaap Stam and FC Cincinnati mutually part ways

The Dutchman became the fifth manager to be relieved during the 2021 Major League Soccer campaign and Tyron Marshall will take over as the interim head coach.

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Jaap Stam and FC Cincinnati mutually part ways

On Monday, FC Cincinnati confirmed that Jaap Stam will no longer manage the club and Tyron Marshall, who is the head coach of the youth squad, will take over on an interim basis. The Dutch became the fifth manager to be relieved during the 2021 Major League Soccer campaign.

Statement from FC Cincinnati

“During our nearly two-month process to identify the next General Manager for FC Cincinnati, it was apparent that a Head Coach change was necessary. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation, the club has made the decision to now move to the future with Jaap no longer serving as Head Coach.” FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding said.

“We believe a change in leadership is in the best interest of the club at this time, and a new General Manager will lead the search for a new Head Coach. We are an ambitious club and we remain focused on achieving our goals, the first of which is making Cincinnati a championship city. We thank Jaap for everything he has done for FC Cincinnati during his time here, and we wish him the best as he can now head home to be with his family.”

The bosses were not pleased with the results this season after, especially losing 4-2 against DC United this past weekend. FC Cincinnati is in 13th place in the Eastern Conference with 20 points and with no opportunity to qualify to the 2021 MLS Cup playoffs.

“Tyrone has been a valuable addition to our coaching staff since he arrived earlier this year with plans to be the future coach of our MLS2 team,” said Berding. “He has shown his coaching ability and leadership qualities, and he is the right person to inject new energy into the locker room and help our squad finish 2021 strong with an eye to the future.”