Charlotte FC part ways with coach Christian Lattanzio

League: MLS

Posted on: 08 Nov, 2023 at 03:38 PM

Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte FC fired head coach Christian Lattanzio on Wednesday, a move that came on the heels of the club qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Charlotte also fired assistant coach Andy Quy.

"We would like to thank Christian and Andy for their time at the club," owner David Tepper said in a news release Wednesday. "They helped guide us through the last 18 months and we are all appreciative of their contributions to Charlotte FC."

The team said it will begin a search for a replacement immediately.

"We undertook an offseason evaluation of our organization and we're confident this move is in the best interest of the Club for 2024 and beyond," Charlotte president Joe LaBue said. "Our club will continue to be ambitious and strive to progress both on and off the pitch."

Lattanzio, 52, posted an 8-10-2 record to conclude the 2022 season after the team fired Miguel Angel Ramirez on May 31. He then pieced together a 10-11-13 record and made the playoffs in 2023 before dropping a 5-2 decision to the New York Red Bulls in the wild-card round.

Lattanzio also served as assistant coach for New York City FC from 2016-18.

--Field Level Media