Expect Steve Morrow to be named the new FC Dallas coach tomrrow. This comes as no surprise as Morrow made it clear to the FC Dallas organization and GM Michael Hitchcock that he was interested in the job. When Colin Clarke was fired Morrow separated himself from Clarke and some of the decisions Clarke had made. He also has been pulling the strings on all FC Dallas player moves as of late.
The question is will FC Dallas fans feel this is a positive move away from the Clarke regime? It is tricky business hiring a former assistant to become the head coach. It can lead to mixed results, familiarity is good but assistant coaches can sometimes proved to have been to close to the players. You can cite Steve Sampson with the U.S. National team who according to testimony from numerous national team players went from beer buddy to ‘boss’.
The Hunt Sports Group owners of FC Dallas have been known to hire within and have gained the reputation of giving coaches a long leash.
Other candidates included Shellas Hyndman (didn’t anyone really believe he would leave the comfort of SMU?), Jeff Agoos (recently retired ex national team member with ties to Dallas area but not yet ready for the job), Tom Soehn(maybe the most legitimate candidate having served time as an assistant at DC United).