Pat Noonan appointed new manager of FC Cincinnati
After four years as the assistant coach at the Philadelphia Union, he is ready to begin his career as a first team manager in Major League Soccer.
In 2018 Pat Noonan was hired as an assistant coach alongside Jim Curtin at the Philadelphia Union and spent four seasons there. Now he will have his first opportunity as a head coach, because on Tuesday he took the job with FC Cincinnati.
“We are proud to introduce Pat as the new head coach of FC Cincinnati,” said General Manager Chris Albright. “He has demonstrated a track record of coaching success and we are excited to bring his leadership to FC Cincinnati.”
Official statement from Noonan
“It’s an honor to be named the Head Coach of FC Cincinnati,” Noonan said. “Thank you to Chris, Jeff Berding, Carl H. Lindner III and the ownership group for putting their faith in me. I’m thrilled to take on this opportunity at FC Cincinnati and to get started.”
After retiring as a player in 2013, Noonan joined the Los Angeles Galaxy coaching staff and then he served as an assistant coach with Bruce Arena with the United States men’s national team from 2017 to 2018. He will have a tough job to reverse the situation at Cincinnati for the 2022 campaign, because this year they finished in last place in the Eastern Conference.