The Chicago Fire, which is still looking for a new head coach, has fired goalkeeping coach Aron Hyde
, strength and conditioning coach Adrian Lamb
and head of scouting Trevor James
Hyde had been with the Fire for six years. Lamb joined the Fire in 2015, while James
arrived in 2014, Frank Yallop
's first season with in Chicago.
Yallop was fired late in the 2015 season. Brian
has been the interim coach and Logan Pause
working as his assistant.
"This decision was not taken lightly, but was ultimately
necessary as part of advancing our soccer operations," said Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez
, who arrived at the end of the season. "We offer
our best wishes for all of their respective future professional endeavors."
Names mentioned as candidates for the head coaching job include Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto
and U.S. U-20 head coach Tab Ramos
Support staff members Ron
, the director of team operations and last remaining employee from the Fire's first season in 1998, Charles Raycroft
, head equipment manager,
and Allan Araujo
, assistant equipment manager, were relieved of their duties.