On administrative leave since the beginning of August, Bruce Arena has resigned from his position as head coach of the New England Revolution.
Consequently, Richie Williams will be the interim coach of the team until the end of this season, while Curt Onalfo will continue in his position as interim sporting director.
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Under investigation by the Revolution for allegations of “insensitive and inappropriate statements”, Arena preferred to tender his resignation. The nature of the 71-year-old’s comments has not been revealed.
But the former Revs coach admitted in a press release that he made “mistakes and wanted to reflect on the situation in order to rectify his actions.”
“The investigation confirmed some of the allegations, and that if Arena wished to return to the MLS, he would have to submit a formal request to the commissioner,” the MLS said in a statement.
Arena is the most prolific coach in Major League Soccer (MLS) history, with 262 regular season wins. He also won five MLS Cups and four Coach of the Year awards with DC United, New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy and Revolution.
He is also a former coach of the United States, leading the team to the World Cup three times, between 1998 and 2006.
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