Toronto FC hires Chris Armas as head coach

Chris Armas was not without a job for a long time.

Toronto FC hired Armas to replace Greg Vanney four months after he was fired as the New York Red Bulls head coach.

Armas, 48, took over the Red Bulls on July 2018 after head coach Jesse Marsch left for Germany, and he finished the 2018 season with a record of 12-3-3, leading the Red Bulls to the Supporters’ Shield. In three seasons, his record was 33-27-11 in all competitions.

Armas, who played 12 years in MLS, joined the Red Bulls as an assistant in 2015 after working as the women's coach at Adelphi, his alma mater. When he joined the Red Bulls, their sporting director was Ali Curtis, who is now the Toronto FC general manager.

Toronto FC reached MLS Cup in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and won the treble (MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield and Canadian Championship) in 2017.

"As an opposing coach, I felt the passion the fans and supporters bring to BMO Field," Armas said in a statement. "It is next level. I can’t wait to put a team on the field that will not only make them proud with the way we play, but also with the way we run, battle and compete every minute of every game.”

MLS: 2021 coaching changes
Atlanta United. Frank de Boer --> Stephen Glass (interim) -- Gabriel Heinze.
LA Galaxy. Guillermo Barros Schelotto --> Dominic Kinnear (interim) --> Greg Vanney.
Toronto FC. Greg Vanney --> Chris Armas.
D.C. United. Ben Olsen --> Chad Ashton (interim) --> ?
Inter Miami. Diego Alonso --> ?.

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