Sources: FC Cincinnati Set to Appoint Chris Albright as General Manager
Sources tell The Post Cincy that FC Cincinnati is set to appoint Chris Albright as General Manager.
This comes after the dismissal of the previous General Manager, Gerrard Nijkamp, on August 6th and the subsequent sacking of manager Jaap Stam on Monday.
Albright, 42, is the current Technical Director for the Philadelphia Union MLS franchise. He has been with that organization since 2014 and in that time has garnered a lot of praise for his work in Philadelphia.
As a player, Albright spent 15 seasons playing in MLS primarily as a right back. He also earned 22 caps for the US Men's National Team scoring 1 goal. Albright was on the 2006 USA World Cup match replacing an injured Frankie Hejduk.
A hallmark of the Philadelphia Union during Albright's time in the front office has been one of smart spending and investment in their academy. Recently Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie were sold to clubs in Europe for $6 million each. But Philadelphia has never been an MLS club willing to splash the kind of cash FC Cincinnati has the last two season, so Albright ought to have plenty to work with.
Albright’s first order of business will be to find a permanent head coach. The early front-runner for that job will be current Philadelphia Union assistant manager Pat Noonan.
It remains to be seen whether Albright will add a technical director position to the staff, similar to the one he held in Philadelphia.
The Post Cincy will have more information as it becomes available