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The LA Galaxy has appointed former Toronto boss Greg Vanney as its head coach.
Vanney, who resigned from his Toronto job in December, takes over after a difficult 2020 season for the Galaxy.
The former Galaxy defender said he was looking forward to the opportunity in his replacement for Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to coach the LA Galaxy,” Vanney said.
“The LA Galaxy is an iconic club with a rich history in Los Angeles, MLS and North American soccer for the past 25 years.
“I am committed to working tirelessly for this club, our fans and Los Angeles to win a championship. I look forward to this new challenge in my career and I am eager to get started. “
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– LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 5, 2021
Galaxy have missed the playoffs in three of the previous four seasons, winning just six games in 2020.
Vanney led Toronto to a hat-trick in 2017, winning the MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield and Canadian Championship.
“Greg is part of LA Galaxy history and we are confident that he is the right person to lead our team in the future,” said Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese.
“He has a deep understanding of this club and Major League Soccer as a player and coach and has proven to be a consistent winner with a championship pedigree. His accolades as coach of Toronto FC are proof of his ability to create and sustain success in our league.
“We look forward to working with Greg to continue building a team that will compete for the trophies.”