Atlanta United FC announces Gabriel Heinze relieved of head coaching duties

Sunday, Jul 18, 2021

Atlanta United on Sunday announced the club has relieved head coach Gabriel Heinze of his duties, effective immediately. Assistant Coach Rob Valentino will take over as interim head coach.

A variety of issues relating to the day-to-day leadership of the team led the club to this decision.

“This was certainly not a decision we wanted to make at this point in our season, but it was the right one for the club,” said Atlanta United President Darren Eales. “Gabi is a talented coach and is undeniably passionate about his craft and the sport of soccer. We are grateful to him for his service; and wish him all the best in the future.”

Heinze joined Atlanta United in 2020 after two-and-a-half years at Argentine club Velez Sarsfield. He led Atlanta United to a 2-4-7 record to date for the 2021 MLS Regular Season.


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