Martin Rennie's vast array of experience earns him Indy Eleven job

Martin Rennie, the only head coach to work his way up the North American pyramid from the PDL to USL to NASL to MLS, is back in coaching as the head coach of Indy Eleven, which will move from the NASL to USL in 2018.



Offseason USL coaching moves:
*Indy Eleven: Out: Tim Hankinson. In: Martin Rennie.
OKC Energy FC:
Out: Jimmy Nielsen. In: Steve Cooke.
Ottawa:
Out: Julian de Guzman.  In: Nikola Popovic.
Pittsburgh:
Out: Dave Brandt. In: Bob Lilley.
Rio Grande Valley FC: Out: Junior Gonzalez. In: Gerson Echeverry.
Saint Louis FC: Out: Preki. In: Anthony Pulis.
Swope Park Rangers:
Out: Nikola Popovic. In: Paulo Nagamura.
*Played in NASL in 2017.

The Scottish-born Rennie made the jump from the Cascade Surge (PDL) to the Cleveland City Stars (USL Second Division) and Carolina RailHawks (NASL) before taking charge of the Vancouver Whitecaps for the 2012 season.

The Caps made the MLS playoffs in 2012, becoming the first Canadian team to make the postseason. They won the Cascadia Cup in 2013, enjoying their best season to date in MLS with 48 points, but they did not make the playoffs and Rennie was fired after the season.

In 2014, Rennie moved to South Korea to start second division Seoul E-Land. He left in June 2016.
 
Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir: “Experienced candidates were a focal point of our search, and few coaches have the domestic and international experience that Martin Rennie does."

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