​It seems the Los Angeles Galaxy don't want to waste any time in their pursuit of a new head coach.


Following the departure of Bruce Arena to the USMNT -- and the potential exit of several members of the coaching staff who are likely to go along with him -- the Galaxy needs to find a replacement as quickly as possible. Let's not forget they also have a roster to fill and two DP spots open ahead of the 2017 season.


With that in mind, newly-appointed GM Peter Vagenas and club's president Chris Klein already began their search for potential candidates, although the latter talked about the subject in-depth during a conference call with reporters this past Monday. 

Klein said they will try to get someone with MLS experience, but they're not ruling out a foreign coach with no experience in the league either.


"The domestic coaches have certainly had more success in our league than those from without," he said. "Not saying that a foreign coach couldn't be successful with us. We are definitely looking at candidates. We've had people contacting us from all over the world -- names that everyone would know, and some that you wouldn't."

"So we are not ruling that out. It's likely that we will interview at least one coach who is not from our country. Our search is primarily on domestic coaches, but we would like to interview at least one foreign candidate," he added.


As of now, the only candidate who's confirmed is LA Galaxy II coach Curt Onalfo, who previously spent time as Bruce Arena's assistant manager, but also has experience as HC with DC United and the extinct Kansas City Wizards.

Another potential option could be Sigi Schmid who left the Seattle Sounders midway through the current season, but Klein downplayed the rumors.


"I'm not going to comment on some candidates," Klein said. "Certainly, Sigi's history -- not only in this club, but with Seattle, and his standing as a coach in our league, would make anyone think of him as a candidate. We have not spoken yet, though."

There are several options to fill the head coaching vacancy for one of the best teams in the league. But they can't rush it, because they have to be sure they have the proper candidate to lead LA back to the promised land.