(New York) Atlanta United soccer team and their Dutch coach Frank de Boer went their separate ways after the team was eliminated in the North American Soccer League tournament.
Atlanta United finished fourth and last in their group with three losses in three games with an identical score of 1-0, behind closed doors in Orlando, Fla.
Not a single goal, three losses
The formation of the former Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona defender coach was the only one not to score a goal in this tournament, and the second with Inter Miami to lose all three games.
"After discussing this with Frank, it was mutually agreed to separate," Darren Eales, president of Atlanta United, said in a statement. "He will be part of the club’s history forever, and it is with great respect that we wish him the best for the future."
“I'm very grateful to Atlanta,” said De Boer, also in a statement. "Coaching in the North American League and living in Atlanta has been a wonderful experience and a new and welcome challenge."
Atlanta also parted ways with two assistant coaches and a video analyst. Pending the arrival of a new coach, an interim coach will be appointed shortly.
Aged 50, Frank de Boer, assistant coach of the Netherlands team finalist of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, joined Atlanta in December 2018 to replace Gerardo Martino, who left to lead the Mexican national team after leading Atlanta United to the MLS title.