Brad Friedel is no longer the manager of New England Revolution, the team has confirmed on Thursday. The decision comes after Revolution opened the season with only two wins in 12 games. It also didn’t help that the team suffered 6-1 loss to Philadelphia Union and 5-0 loss to Chicago Fire in the last five days.
New England announced that assistant coach Mike Lapper will take over the team on an interim basis while the club conducts a search for a new manager.
“The New England Revolution announced today that Brad Friedel has been relieved of his duties as the club’s head coach, effective immediately,” – said Revolution in an official statement. “Revolution assistant coach Mike Lapper will take over as interim head coach while the club begins the search for its next head coach.”
Brad Friedel started his coaching career with the United States U19 in 2016 while also serving as an assistant with United States U20 team, with whom he won 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
Friedel joined New England Revolution ahead of 2018 as a replacement for Jay Heaps, and managed to lead the team to eight spot in the Eastern Conference. He finishes his time with Revolution with a managerial record of 12-21-13.