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
"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."
Video via MLS: LISTEN: Chris Klein discusses plans for new LA Galaxy head coach https://t.co/KBSaNCjF7F— @ngetwitsendiri (@ngetwitsendiri) November 29, 2016
"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's Klein confirms Onalfo as one of the candidates... but more are coming. Shortly.— Chandrima Chatterjee (@chandrimatweets) November 28, 2016
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."
What firing of Klinsmann means to Sigi Schmid's future: Bruce Arena takes over USMNT, leaves Galaxy job open for Schmid?— Paul Silvi (@paulsilvi) November 22, 2016
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.