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Charlotte Independence fire coach Jim McGuinness
Mike Jeffries returns to sidelines with 1-7-6 team
 
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:06 am
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

PHOTO | ASHLEY MAHONEY
The Charlotte Independence fired head coach Jim McGuinness, center, after a 1-7-6 start, the worst in team history. General manager Mike Jefferies, left, will return to the sideline as McGuinness' replacement.

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The Charlotte Independence fired coach Jim McGuinness six months after he was hired.

Former head coach and current general manager Mike Jeffries will replace McGuinness, known in Ireland for his Gaelic football success. McGuinness was the Jacks’ second head coach in franchise history.

Charlotte went 1-7-6 under McGuinness in USL Championship, who sit 17th in the Eastern Conference with nine points, the worst start in club history.

“Jim McGuinness has improved our club in many ways, including bringing talent to our roster and instituting new training methodologies – both of which we hope to continue moving forward,” Independence President Jim McPhilliamy said in a statement. “As a club, our performance is measured on the pitch and collectively, we’ve fallen short. On behalf of ownership, front office and team, the Charlotte Independence organization thanks Coach McGuinness for his service to the club.”

The Independence lost 5-4 on penalty kicks to lower-tier UPSL side Florida Soccer Soldiers in Open Cup on May 14, McGuinness’ final home match.

Comments

Well Bless your southern Hearts!!! He is too good for the likes of you!!!
Posted on June 15, 2019
 
Again, a bunch of Lazy players cost a terrific coach his job. You need to put a lot of REAL physical training into the game. teses players could not handle it.
Posted on June 14, 2019
 
Jesus , not like youll get relegated. You should give that man time. he would have turned it around! guaranteed success in second season. not his fault he has inherited lazy players with poor understanding of football. American do not get soccer, never will
Posted on June 12, 2019
 

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