Jaap Stam fired as FC Cincinnati coach after winning once in 16 MLS games
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Jaap Stam fired as FC Cincinnati coach after winning once in 16 MLS games

Jaap Stam has been relieved of his duties at FC Cincinnati effective immediately, the club has confirmed. 

His position has been handed to Tyrone Marshall, head coach of the club’s U-19 academy team and future U-23 side, on an interim basis. 

FC Cincinnati have lost six of their last seven games and are second-from-bottom in the Eastern Conference and overall MLS tables with a 1W-8L-7D-record in their last 16 games dating back to early July.

A statement from the club on Monday read; 

“During our nearly two-month process to identify the next general manager for FC Cincinnati, it was apparent that a head coach change was necessary.

Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation, the club has made the decision to now move to the future with Jaap no longer serving as head coach.” FC Cincinnati president Jeff Berding said in a release,"

In addition, the club parted ways with assistant coach Said Bakkati, who came with Stam in 2020, as well as Yoann Damet.