Nicol leaves New England Revolution

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Updated: October 24, 2011

The New England revolution has announced the mutual departure of former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol as head coach.

The 49 year old first joined the club since 1999 becoming head coach in 2002 and in his first season as manager was named the MLS Coach of the year, leading the club to a runner-up’s spot in the MLS cup.

Nicol departs the New England as the longest serving coach with a single club in MLS history

Speaking revolutionsoccer.net the former Scottish international said “I’m very thankful to the Krafts for giving me the opportunity to be their head coach.

“I’ve had some great times and been involved with some great players and great people. My family will always remain part of the Kraft family.”

Jonathan Kraft said: “Robert and I met with Stevie today and we had a productive discussion about this past season and the direction the club needs to go in the future.

“We all agreed a change of direction was needed to reverse the trend of the past couple of years.

“Stevie was a successful head coach and a tremendous ambassador for the Revolution for the past decade and set a high standard for success, leading us to four conference titles in six years. We thank him for all of his contributions.”

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