OFFICIAL - Freddy Juarez is no longer Real Salt Lake's manager
In a new report by American sports outlet The Athletic, it was revcealed that Real Salt Lake are making a change at the manager position.
In fact, Freddy Juarez will no longer serve as Real's skipper, and it is believed that it will be Pablo Mastroeni who will replace him on an interim basis. Juarez's contract was up at the end of this MLS season, and it looks like the club had no intensions to renew it, so Juarez started looking around for a new opportunity. That new opportunity seems to finally have presented itself, as he will now join Seattle Sounders' staff.
The 43-year old started out coaching in RSL's youth academy, to later become a senior squad assistant coach in 2017 and an interim manager in 2019, before the position was made permanent by the club. Real Salt Lake GM Elliot Fall commented on the situation:
"I’ve had the incredible opportunity to grow with Freddy in this organization over the last 11 years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to share this experience with him. We are a better club for the contributions Freddy has made, he leaves Real Salt Lake with a legacy that we will appreciate for years to come. He is an extremely talented coach who will bring passion and expertise to his next opportunity"
Mastroeni will immediately take charge of operations at the club, and comes in having coached Colorado Rapids from 2014-2017, before taking assistant positions at Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake.