FC Cincinnati has confirmed that they have hired Chris Albright as their new general manager. Albright was previously the technical director for the Philadelphia Union.
This comes as no surprise as Albright's hiring was confirmed by multiple sources on Twitter last Thursday.
Former general manager Gerard Nijkamp departed in August, and the club released former head coach Jaap Stam and two assistant coaches on Sept. 27.
“Our search for our next general manager was extensive,” said FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding in a release. “Our new GM was going to be someone who knew what was required to win in Major League Soccer, experience that was non-negotiable. Delivering on that requirement, we are delighted to have found the best person for the job.”
Albright began his post-college career in 1999 and retired from play after the 2012-2013 season with the Philadelphia Union. The Union then hired him as an assistant technical director in 2014.
“It’s an honor to be the general manager of FC Cincinnati,” Albright said. “This is a club with incredible supporters, top-of-the-league facilities and resources, and a hunger for success. I would like to thank Carl (H. Lindner III), Meg Whitman and the ownership, as well as Jeff and everyone who has trusted me to lead this club to achieve the goals we have set. I am committed to bringing all my knowledge and experience to the table to make FC Cincinnati a championship club. I look forward to meeting the team, the staff and all of the fans, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Interestingly enough, FC Cincinnati's next game is Oct. 9 at TQL stadium against the new GM's former team, Philadelphia Union.
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