Jason Kreis is not going to continue as manager at Real Salt Lake FC. He has stepped down from his post and he has now taken charge at the new MLS side New York City FC.
Kreis had made his way at Real Salt Lake 9 years back in 2005. He served the club as a player for the first couple of years. Then, he decided to hang his boots and try his luck in the field of management.
He guided the Royals to a huge amount of success during his 7-year tenure as manager at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Even in the previous season, Real Salt Lake had won close to 50% of their league matches and had ended up being the second positioned team in the Western Conference Points table. They had qualified for the final of the MLS Cup as well where they had been beaten by Sporting Kansas City FC.
In a press conference yesterday, Dell Loy Hansen who is currently the owner of Real Salt Lake thanked Kreis for his services.
Hansen said, “Jason has been a great servant for Real Salt Lake in the last 9 years. His contributions for the club have been significant and I can’t thank him more for that.”
The English Premier League club Manchester City is one of the owners of the New York City franchise and Kreis who is just 40 years of age at the moment is believed to travel to Etihad Stadium at some point of time in January to have a look at their coaching approach so that he can come back and apply the same approach to his new club.
New York City FC will participate in the Major League Soccer for the first time in 2015.