Miami FC hires Paul Dalglish to replace Alessandro Nesta as head coach

Miami FC, winner of the spring and fall championships in the NASL, named Paul Dalglish, who has worked in MLS, the NASL, USL and PDL, as its new head coach.

The NASL remains in limbo as it awaits the outcome of the appeal of the lawsuit it filed against U.S. Soccer and lost in U.S. District Court last fall. It intends to return in the fall of 2018 but has not yet announced who will play in the league.

“Paul brings an extraordinary pedigree and knowledge of the game to Miami FC,” said Miami FC CEO Sean Flynn in a club release. “His playing and coaching experience from Europe and North America at multiple levels will have an immediate impact on our club.” 

The son of legendary Scotsman Kenny Dalglish finished up his playing career with the Houston Dynamo, then moved into coaching.

Paul Dalglish coached the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL), Austin Aztex (PDL) and Ottawa Fury (NASL and USL) and was an assistant coach with Real Salt Lake (MLS). He was most recently the head coach and general manager of the Fury when he left Ottawa in August 2017.

He replaces Italian Alessandro Nesta, who stepped down after two years as head coach.
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