Former MLS great Preki will become the next coach of Chivas USA.
Here is another one of MLS’s all time greats getting a chance ala Peter Nowak at DC United to make a quick impression in the coaching department.
Preki’s move to head coaching was accelerated when Bob Bradley took the interim position with the U.S. National team.
I have always liked Preki’s ideas as a player, amazing skill and his 100 percent focus on the game of soccer.
So how will it translate as a head coach?
Speaking to Bob Bradley during his last visit to Houston in the MLS playoffs he said that Preki was progressing as an assistant but still was learning the player management side of things.
This is always the issue with a former player. Can they be open-minded? Can they take other opinions before making a decision
Can they use their strong ego’s in a postive way as a leader of men. Will he have patience with young MLS players who are trying to develop professional habits?
The upside is that Preki will want to continue the work Bradley has done and play attacking soccer that is for sure.
The key issue to their season will simply be how Preki can work with acquired playmaker Amado Guevara. Bruce Arena moved him from Red Bull in New York for just that reason. Arena it seemed didn’t want to be bothered with the coachability side of Guevara.
Will two creative soccer minds like Preki and Guevara work together at Chivas USA……One wonders.
One additional TEAM BECKHAM note , it seems their is a rumor floating around the King David has the option to buy a discounted MLS Club at the end of his career. Discounted! Are you kidding.
If true, the discounted price would probably be a way to lure back Beckham money and get him in ownership.
Stick with me here for the daily Beckham rumor.
Reminder THE SOCCER HOUR WITH GLENN DAVIS returns to it’s Tuesday time slot tomorrow night at 7pm.