LA Galaxy hoping Greg Vanney brings the good times back

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LA Galaxy have named Greg Vanney as their new head coach 

LA Galaxy have named Greg Vanney as their new coach. His appointment has been announced on their official club website. He faces a tough ask in establishing the MLS side as one of the best in the states again.

He spent seven years with the Galaxy and knows the club inside out. This appointment has gone down with their fans online and there is genuine optimism that he can bring success back to California. It has been a tough past few years for them. Their 2020 season was a disaster and a change of manager is the change they needed going into 2021. Here’s a look at their new boss.

Vanney, who is 46 years old, made his name at LA Galaxy. He joined them as a youngster in 1996 and went to become a key player. He spent seven years with the whites and made 168 appearances. The former defender then ventured over to France for a spell at Bastia before returning to the United States for stints at FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids, and DC United. He then had one last spell at Galaxy before retiring.

He got into coaching quickly. Vanney held various roles with Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA prior to his appointment by Toronto in 2014. His success in Canada is encouraging for LA Galaxy and their supporters as he knows what it takes to win trophies. He guided the Reds to MLS Cup glory in 2017.

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Vanney won 112 games out of 250 games for Toronto but left at the end of the last campaign. LA Galaxy seemed the obvious move for him after that and they will now be delighted to get their man. It is now time for him to look at their roster and put his own stamp on his newly inherited set of players.