Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Rapids Pause Before Next Coaching Move
Denver Post, October 27th, 2008 1PM

MOST READ


Meanwhile the side that Salt Lake eliminated with its late equalizer, the Colorado Rapids, is taking its time over whether or not to make interim head coach Gary Smith's position a permanent one.

Smith himself seems unsure of his wishes. "I think I need to sit down, take a deep breath," he told Brian Forbes. "It's been a very interesting and strange and emotional season all rolled into one. [The head coaching position] certainly wasn't the reason I came to the club. I'd like to just take a couple days to think about what has happened."

Rapids managing director Jeff Plush said Saturday: "I think it's fair to say he wants the job, but we haven't actually talked about that in quite some time." Defender Mike Petke had no doubts that Smith should be offered the post, saying that "Gary being in here has made it unbelievable, and I tell you right now, if he does not get this full-time job, then somebody up there has a screw loose. He's one of the best coaches I've ever had."

The Rapids were 4-4-2 under Smith, who took over after the mutually agreed departure of Fernando Clavijo. Plush "gave no timetable for the hiring process, only that it would happen soon," writes Forbes.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
Martinez: Everton Can Still Finish Fourth     
Everton coach Roberto Martinez reflected on a "hurtful" 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace at home in ...
Bartra Blames Bale Goal on Fitness    
Barcelona defender Marc Bartra insists that fitness issues kept him from keeping up with Real Madrid ...
Bale's Dream Comes True as Real Wins King's Cup    
Real Madrid won the first of what it hopes will be three major trophies this season ...
Chandler Could Return to Training Next Week     
U.S. international Timothy Chandler is set to return to Nurnberg team training in 10 days, ESPN ...
Garcia: Roma's Scudetto Dream Not Over    
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia says that he has not given up hope on the Scudetto ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives