Dalglish out, De Guzman in at Ottawa

OTTAWA — Paul Dalglish has resigned as general manager and head coach of the United Soccer League’s Ottawa Fury and has been replaced on an interim basis by Julian de Guzman.

The Fury announced the move in a release Tuesday.

De Guzman, a former Fury and Canadian national team captain, is the most capped player in Canadian men’s history. He announced his retirement this past January and immediately began his coaching career remaining with the Fury as the club’s assistant GM and assistant coach.

“Paul informed the club that he intended to leave at the end of the season for personal reasons, however we jointly decided it would be better for the team to make that change now,” Fury president John Pugh said in a statement. “This decision will give Julian the opportunity to get the rest of the season under his belt, starting with a lengthy three-game road trip that will give the team a solid week together amidst this mid-season change.”

Dalglish, a Glasgow-born former player and the son of former Scotland and Liverpool star Kenny Dalglish, was hired by the Fury in 2015 to replace Marc Dos Santos. He posted a 19-25-16 record at the Fury’s helm as the team transitioned form the North American Soccer League to the USL.

“In addition to his exceptional knowledge of and experience with the game, Paul brought enthusiasm, commitment and a great sense of humour to work each day,” Pugh said. ”He was instrumental with our program to move to the USL at the start of this season and has done everything that we have asked of him in terms of growing professional soccer in Ottawa.

“We are very appreciative of the time that Paul has spent with us.”

De Guzman’s first game as coach is Wednesday at Orlando.

Just Posted

Sylvan Lakers vote on Winter Village planters

Sylvan Lakers came out to visit the Winter Village this evening to… Continue reading

Vancouver concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

WATCH: A Russian new year party in Red Deer

Hundreds fill the G.H. Dawe Community Centre for the 10th Russian Children’s New Year Party

Car hits moose north of Red Deer, driver in hospital with life threatening injuries

One person was airlifted to hospital, and another taken by ambulance after… Continue reading

Red Deer’s Ten Thousand Villages to close in 2018

This will be the last Christmas for Red Deer’s Ten Thousand Villages.… Continue reading

Watch: Man plays flaming bagpipes while riding a unicycle in a ‘Star Wars’ costume

The sight of Darth Vader, riding a unicycle and playing flaming bagpipes,… Continue reading

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Dying man’s wish to see new ‘Star Wars’ movie coming true

A dying man’s wish to see the new “Star Wars” movie is… Continue reading

Bountiful polygamist believed he couldn’t be prosecuted: lawyer

Winston Blackmore’s lawyer says Blackmore did not believe he could be prosecuted

Trudeaus, Mulroneys, Erdem? Canadians who could snag a royal wedding invite

Save the date. Kensington Palace announced Friday that Prince Harry and Meghan… Continue reading

More to be done to ensure timely justice, retiring Beverley McLachlin says

Canada’s retiring top judge says more must be done to ensure the… Continue reading

Labrador mayor who was shot in face in hunting accident has died

John Hickey accidently shot himself while checking rabbit snares

Shelter dogs could go vegan in Los Angeles

Los Angeles may soon be home to a lot more vegan dogs.… Continue reading

The coolest way to serve coffee at dinner’s end

I can put together a decent dinner party. But when it comes… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month