Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC parts ways with head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez

Lizzy Becherano
Miguel Ángel Ramírez has parted ways with Charlotte FC.
Miguel Ángel Ramírez has parted ways with Charlotte FC. / Pool/GettyImages

Charlotte FC have parted ways with head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez, effective immediately. Assistant Coach Christian Lattanzio will now serve as Interim manager for the remainder of the 2022 season. 

“This is a difficult decision, but one we feel is best for the team at this time,” said Owner David Tepper. “I want to thank Miguel and his staff for their hard work during our first season and wish them the best in their future endeavors.”

Goalkeeper coach Andy Quy is set to remain on staff, while assistant Mikel Antia, Head Fitness Coach Cristobal Fuentes Nieto, and First Team Video Analyst Luis Piedrahita will depart the Club with Ramirez.

“We appreciate the contributions of Miguel and his staff to our Club, and wish them well moving forward in their careers,” said Charlotte FC Sporting Director Zoran Krneta. 

“We are excited about this opportunity for Christian. He is a very experienced coach who has made a tremendous impact on our squad this season.”

The Spaniard departs with a record 5W-8L-1D, leading the expansion team to eighth in the Eastern Conference standings, one place outside the MLS Cup Playoffs cutoff.