Source: China State Council Information Office
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze has been appointed head coach of Atlanta United, the Major League Soccer club said on Friday.
The 42-year-old replaces Stephen Glass, who assumed the role on an interim basis following the departure of Frank de Boer in July.
“This is a milestone moment in Atlanta United history, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Gabriel as our next head coach,” club president Darren Eales said in a statement.
“We cast the net widely for this important hire, and Gabriel quickly emerged as the No. 1 candidate. Whilst his resume speaks for itself, Gabriel’s playing philosophy and commitment to youth development closely align with our ideas at Atlanta United, and we are happy to welcome him as we move into our club’s next chapter.”
Heinze, who was capped 72 times for Argentina’s national team, has not coached since leaving Argentina’s Velez Sarsfield in March. He has also had spells in charge of Godoy Cruz and Argentinos Juniors since ending his playing career in 2014.