Report: NASL's Rayo OKC loses coach, and more

Expansion franchise Rayo OKC's coach Alen Marcina resigned on Thursday and the Oklahoma club's operating management group, Sold Out Strategies, has pulled out, reports The Oklahoman.

“Sold Out Strategies has parted ways with Rayo OKC,” Brad Lund, a part-owner of Sold Out Strategies told the Oklahoman. “I'm not going to go into a lot of details. It is time for SOS to focus its attention on other client portfolios.”

Rayo OKC is in fifth place of the overall standings with a 6-6-5 win-loss-tie record and just three points out of the playoff zone. But its majority owner, Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, announced after it was relegated from Spain's La Liga its intent to sell shares.

“Recent changes in administration have resulted in vast differences of opinion which could not be reconciled,” Marcina said.

Canadian Marcina will be replaced by Spaniard Gerard Nus.

“Our ownership group introduced a new vision for the club this week, and it was presented to Alen and his staff,” Raúl Martín Presa, chairman of Rayo Vallecano said in a statement. “In the end, Alen decided that it was best to move in a different direction, and we respect his decision and wish him well moving forward.

2 comments about "Report: NASL's Rayo OKC loses coach, and more ".
  1. :: SilverRey ::, August 5, 2016 at 11:27 a.m.

    Saw this one coming. I know nobody wants to talk worst case scenario, but you would think they would have had a plan to cover being relegated and how to handle OKC. I'm thinking this was somewhat of a financial stretch for them from the get go.

  2. don Lamb, August 8, 2016 at 10:34 a.m.

    And there are people who are calling for this team to have been one good season away from being in MLS. Absolutely no way we are ready for promotion/relegation and this is a prime example.

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