MIAMI, FL. – Inter Miami CF announced today assistant coach Anthony Pulis has departed the Club to take on a new role as the head coach of USL Championship side Miami FC. The search for a new assistant coach is already underway and the Club expects to announce a replacement ahead of the 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) preseason.
“The Club would like to congratulate Anthony for earning this opportunity to lead Miami FC. He is a fantastic coach and person and we couldn’t be happier for him. He has been a key complement of Inter Miami’s coaching staff for its first two MLS campaigns that has helped us implement the right culture and mindset in the Club. We wish Anthony all the best as he pursues this new opportunity. We’ve immediately begun the search for a new assistant coach that helps the Club reach its objectives,” said Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director Chris Henderson.
Pulis, 37, was Inter Miami’s assistant coach for its two first MLS campaigns after being appointed in January 2020. Pulis brought experience in the U.S. Soccer landscape to the coaching staff, after leading Saint Louis FC in the USL Championship as a head coach for two seasons (2018-2019) and Orlando City B for two campaigns (2016-2017). Pulis also has extensive playing experience, after spending several years in England before moving to Orlando City to close his career.“I want to thank Anthony for his contributions. I’ve had the fortune of working alongside him in my first year at Inter Miami and his coaching expertise and knowledge of the game in the North American landscape have been a great support for me and the team. In addition to being a great human being, Anthony is incredibly talented and passionate about coaching and I’m sure he’ll continue to excel in this new role as the head coach of Miami FC,” said First Team head coach Phil Neville. “I would like to thank Phil, Chris and the ownership group for allowing me to pursue this opportunity to be a head coach. I would also like to thank all the technical staff, support staff and players who I’ve had the pleasure of working with the past two years. The lessons I’ve learnt from each and every one of them have been invaluable to my development as a coach. The opportunity to be part of an organization from the very beginning is unique and one I will always be grateful for. I would like to wish everyone at Inter Miami CF all the very best in the future,“ said Pulis.
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