New Fire head coach Juan Carlos Osorio
will be officially introduced Monday at a press conference.
The former Manchester City assistant manager,
replaces Dave Sarachan
, who was fired on June 20. Longtime Fire assistant Dennis Hamlett
coached the team on an
interim basis for the last three games -- two ties and a loss.
Osorio, 46, was with Man. City from 2001-2006 and spent the last year at Millonarios in his native Colombia. He previously
spent two seasons (2000-01) as an assistant coach with MLS's MetroStars.
Fire president John Guppy
was an executive at the MetroStars when Osorio
worked at the club.
Osorio is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, where he received a B.A. in exercise science. Much of his soccer work has been in the area of fitness
training. Injuries have been a problem this season for the Fire.