Sounders, Head Coach Sigi Schmid “Mutually Agree” To Part Ways

SEATTLE (CBS/1090 THE FAN) — The Seattle Sounders and head coach Sigi Schmid have “mutually agreed to part ways,” the club announced Tuesday.

Schmid, who became the franchise’s first head coach in 2008, led the Sounders to seven consecutive postseason appearances and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup victories.

“Sigi departs the club with our utmost respect and gratitude for his years of service,” Sounders Owner Adrian Hanauer said in a statement. “Ultimately the club and Sigi agreed that a change was needed at this time, but Sigi’s legacy will always be a part of our history. He has my sincere appreciation for all that he committed to our team and community.”

Sounders assistant Brian Schmetzer will assume the role of interim head coach.

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