Steve Nicol, who has been the head coach of the New England Revoltution for ten seasons, will reportedly part ways with the club in a mutual agreement, according to a text message from 98.5 The Sports Hub.
SportsHub: After 10 seasons, head coach Steve Nicol and the New England Revolution have agreed to part ways. (via WBZ-FM/98.5 The Sports Hub)
Nicol, who had a career coaching record of 112-108-81, first served as an interim head coach for the team's final two games in 1999 and was hired by the team permanently after 21 games as interim coach in 2002. During his tenure, the Revolution experienced a great amount of success but never won an MLS Cup title despite making four appearances in the championship match.
In 2002, the Revolution fell to the Los Angeles Galaxy on a golden goal in the 113th minute of the title game. From 2005 through 2007, the Revs appeared in three straight MLS Cup title games but lost all three. In 2005, New England was defeated by the Galaxy, 1-0, in double overtime. The Revs were defeated b the Houston Dynamo in the title game in 2006 and 2007. This season, the Revolution finished with a record of 5-16-13 and were ninth in the Eastern Conference.