Joe Roth, the owner of Seattle Sounders, has made it clear that Sigi Schmid will not be terminated from his post of manager.
Seattle had performed very poorly towards the end of the last season. Out of their last 10 games, they had managed to win just 1 and at the end of the season, there were speculations that the boss Schmid might face the axe, but, the club owners seem to have got a lot of confidence in the 60 years old German manager and they have decided to keep him at the club for another season.
Schmid has been in charge at Seattle Sounders since the last 5 years and the team has achieved quite a lot of success under him.
Talking to the reporters in a press conference yesterday, Roth said, “We have evaluated Sigi’s work thoroughly and we have come to the conclusion that he should continue managing our side. Yes, we are disappointed with our performance in the latter half of the last season, but, Sigi is hugely experienced and we can’t just write him off on the basis of one poor season.”
“Under Sigi, we have qualified for the playoffs for 5 consecutive seasons and that’s a big achievement. Not many teams have done that. We have got full faith in Sigi and we are totally backing him. He will be provided all the resources and we are hoping that he guides the team to MLS Cup glory next season.”
Seattle Sounders played a total of 34 games last season out of which they managed to win 15. They got defeated in 12 games, while, the remaining 7 games were draws. They ended up at the 4th position in the Western Conference points table with 52 points.