MLS's MetroStars have relieved Octavio Zambrano of his head coaching duties.
Zambrano, who will continue in his role as the team's Managing Director of Player Development and will also serve the team in areas of scouting and youth development, was the longest-serving MetroStars head coach.
In his three seasons as head coach, Zambrano guided the team to a record of 41-37-8 (.523). The MetroStars captured their first MLS Eastern Division title in 2000, and he led the team into the first round of the playoffs in 2001 before the team failed to qualify for the postseason in 2002 with an 11-15-2 mark.
The Metros had five coaches in their first four years.
Assistant coaches Des McAleenan and Merlin Villagomez will oversee the team's offseason training sessions while the search for a replacement takes place.