John Hackworth Named Permanent Manager For Philadelph​ia Union

Chester, PA – Philadelphia Union confirmed that John Hackworth has been named as the club’s permanent Team Manager with immediate effect.  Hackworth took over in June as the interim manager after the team sacked  then head coach Peter Nowak.

When Hackworth took over the Union  were 2-7-2 team. The team came out with fire when he took over, winning  four of the six matches. A run that saw the Union beat power-house clubs  K.C. and L.A. (away)

Also in the mix of the season he lead the  Union to semi-final in the U.S. Open Cup, losing at home to Sporting  K.C.  A team that went on to win the Cup.

Via Philadelphia Union:

John  Hackworth said: “I’m very excited to have been given this opportunity.  I’ve worked for this organization since 2009 and it’s been a real  privilege to see it grow into the wonderful club it is today.

“We have a very talented and committed group of players in our locker room and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with them long term as they and the organization continue to develop.

“I’d  like to thank Jay Sugarman, Nick Sakiewicz and our magnificent fans for  their continued support and I look forward to building towards our  future successes together.”

Also commenting on the move  Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner, Nick Sakiewicz, said:  “John deserves to become our permanent Team Manager. His skilled  leadership has reinvigorated our players in recent months and there are  some very promising signs that we are moving towards a style of soccer  that is in-keeping with our respected Union brand.

“It has been a  very tough year on the pitch and clearly, we have a long way to go. But  most importantly, the principal reason for making this move right now is  because John has a plan to move our team forward and toward the upper  reaches of Major League Soccer. That stability is important to our whole  organization as we look to finish this season strongly and build again  for the next.

“Additionally, John has been a valued member of our  family from the very beginning and an integral part of the formation and  launch of the Philadelphia Union.  He is an excellent coach, his  knowledge of Major League Soccer is second to none and he has a proven  caliber at every level of the game – including on the international  stage.

“John’s honesty, integrity,  hardworking, organized and  thoughtful style will continue to be an asset to us and I’m delighted  that he will be helping to advance our young organization both on and  off the field for years to come.”

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