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There'll be no switching sides for this assistant coach.
Does anyone want to be the new head coach of Chivas USA?
According to ESPN's Jeff Carlisle, at least one individual certainly doesn't. Los Angeles Galaxy assistant head coach Curt Onalfo has reportedly "removed himself from consideration." Carlisle elaborated that the decision came after the two sides "were not able to come to an agreement."
Not even the recent acquisitions of midfielder Mauro Rosales and defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste were able to entice an asset from the club's crosstown rival.
Rife in ineptitude, the Goats have been devoid of quality leadership in recent years. The club has shuffled through coaches like a deck of cards. Shockingly, the next head coach in Los Angeles will be Chivas' fifth in as many seasons.
But fear not, Chivas USA, for you're not the only ones in search of a tactician for 2014.
FC Dallas is also yet to replace their man in charge, but that decision will be made in the coming days according to technical director Fernando Clavijo. After a conference call with Carlisle, the former defender made it abundantly clear he was "not a candidate" for the position.
But assistant coach "Marco Ferruzzi is."
Both FC Dallas and Chivas USA finished at the bottom of the Western Conference standings in 2013. It should come as no surprise that quality candidates are not jumping off the page to be hired. But the fact remains: Someone will have to lead these clubs come January.
Rumors will eventually need to become a reality.
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