Report: Bruce Arena a candidate for D.C. United job
Posted on: 20 Oct, 2023 at 06:57 PM
Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Bruce Arena is a candidate to replace Wayne Rooney as the manager at D.C. United, The Athletic reported Friday.
A source confirmed the club's interest in the former New England Revolution and U.S. men's national team coach but told The Athletic that the first priority is hiring a new general manager.
Rooney resigned earlier this month after the United were eliminated from MLS Cup playoff contention. General manager Lucy Rushton departed the club after the 2022 season, leaving a vacancy that was never filled.
Arena, 72, resigned from the Revolution on Sept. 9 in the wake of a six-week investigation into allegations that he used "inappropriate and insensitive" remarks with the team.
He was the inaugural coach of D.C. United from 1996-98, winning MLS Cup titles in 1996 and 1997 before winning three more championships (2011, 2012 and 2014) with the LA Galaxy.
He coached the USMNT from 1998-2006 and again from 2016-17.
Arena is the all-time MLS leader in coaching victories (250), MLS Cups (five), Coach of the Year awards (four) and Supporters' Shields (four).
--Field Level Media