Nashville SC To Name Gary Smith MLS Head Coach Tomorrow

Nashville SC will announce the head coach of their Major League Soccer team tomorrow morning, with a press event scheduled for 10 am at First Tennessee Park.

The time frame is in keeping with Ian Ayre's comments over the past few weeks, who stated that the next announcement would be the hiring of a head coach.

ESPN's Jeff Carlisle first broke the news that Nashville would name Gary Smith as their MLS manager. Smith is currently the Head Coach and Managing Director of Soccer Operations for Nashville SC in USL.

Smith joined Nashville SC in 2017, ahead of their inaugural USL season. In 2018 he led the club to a 12-13-9 record, finishing 8th in the eastern conference and losing in penalty kicks to FC Cincinnati in the first round of the playoffs.

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After a 12 year playing career with clubs like Fulham, Wycombe, and Aylesbury United, Smith entered management in 2008 with the Colorado Rapids, winning an MLS Cup in 2010. He has a career record of 69-54-56, with 281 goals for and 261 goals against.

Smith will lead a revamped Nashville SC side into USL this year, with the club kicking off their campaign against Loudon United this Saturday.

Stay tuned for coverage of the official announcement tomorrow, and follow us on Twitter for live updates.

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