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Vlatko Andonovski, former USWNT head coach, will return to NWSL with KC Present, per studies

Former USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski is back in the NWSL. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) (USA TODAY USPW / reuters) Vlatko Andonovski, former United States women’s national team head coach, is joining the NWSL’s Kansas City Current as head coach, according to multiple reports. The 47-year-old is a greater Kansas City resident and will be the

Vlatko Andonovski, former USWNT head coach, will return to NWSL with KC Present, per studies

Callie Lawson-Freeman

Jun 27, 2023; Carson, California, USA; USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski at World Cup media day at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski is again within the NWSL. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities) (USA TODAY USPW / reuters)

Vlatko Andonovski, former United States girls’s nationwide workforce head coach, is becoming a member of the NWSL’s Kansas Metropolis Present as head coach, in line with multiple reports.

The 47-year-old is a better Kansas Metropolis resident and would be the Present’s first everlasting supervisor since April 19, when Matt Potter was fired. The membership had an 8-12-2 report this season, ending eleventh within the 12-team league.

Caroline Sjoblom was the workforce’s interim coach, filling in throughout a very totally different season than the workforce noticed final 12 months. The Present went from reaching the NWSL closing and dropping to the Portland Thorns 2-0 to not even making the playoffs.

Andonovski has expertise successful NWSL titles in Kansas Metropolis. He managed the now-defunct FC Kansas Metropolis, main them to back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. The workforce relocated to Utah for 3 seasons earlier than it returned forward of the 2021 season with its present identify. Andonovski additionally took on teaching duties for the Seattle-based Reign FC, now known as the OL Reign. His time there earned him the Coach of the Yr title in 2019, which he additionally received in 2013.

The NWSL return is Andonovski’s first place since he stepped down as supervisor of the USWNT in August. His exit got here after the workforce’s round-of-16 exit on the 2023 Girls’s World Cup. That loss on penalties to Sweden ended the worst end at a serious match in this system’s historical past.

Andonovski joined the U.S. workforce in October 2019, succeeding Jill Ellis. He notched a 51-5-9 report throughout his tenure which started on the heels of the USWNT’s second consecutive World Cup title. However he went 3-2-5 in main tournaments.

With the Present, Andonovski shall be supported by a prominent ownership group. House owners Chris and Angie Lengthy are joined by Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his spouse, Brittany, who invested again in 2021.

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Their backing bolstered the workforce’s $15-million coaching heart, which opened in June 2022. A brand new stadium with a $120-million price ticket can be scheduled to open in 2024.

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