Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has been sacked as head coach of Charlotte Independence.
McGuinness has been relieved of his duties by the club after recording only one win in 14 League matches in the USL Eastern Conference.
Last month, Charlotte lost to Florida State Soldiers, an amateur team, in the US Open Cup and are 17th in the League table – second from bottom.
“Jim McGuinness has improved our club in many ways, including bringing talent to our roster and instituting new training methodologies – both of which we hope to continue moving forward,” said Jim McPhilliamy, Independence President and Managing Partner.
“As a club, our performance is measured on the pitch and collectively, we’ve fallen short. On behalf of ownership, front office and team, the Charlotte Independence organisation thanks Coach McGuinness for his service to the club.”
Independence General Manager Mike Jeffries will assume head coaching responsibilities, and maintain his current role. The successive technical staff will remain unchanged.
McGuinness was recruited by Charlotte on a three-year contract.
His success with Donegal saw him appointed as a Performance Consultant at Celtic FC before he worked for a short time with Beijing Sinobo Guoan in China.Tags: