It has been confirmed that FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski has been hired by Seattle Reign FC for the 2018 season, replacing longtime coach Laura Harvey.
Laura Harvey steps down as head coach and GM, Vlatko Andonovski named new head coach.
— Reign FC (@ReignFC) November 7, 2017
NEWS: FC Kansas City and Vlatko Andonovski part ways.
— FC Kansas City (@FCKansasCity) November 7, 2017
Andonovski, who was with Kansas City since 2013, led the team to two NWSL titles in 2014 and 2015. His contract with the team expired at the end of the 2017 season. He leaves the club with a 47-37-25 overall record.
“We thank Vlatko for all he has done for this club and we wish him the best of luck in the future,” said FC Kansas City owner Elam Baer.
There is no news of a replacement for Andonovski at this time.
Harvey, who had been with Seattle Reign FC since the inaugural NWSL season in 2013, will be taking a yet-undisclosed expanded role within the U.S. Women’s National Team. She leaves Reign FC with a 51-33-26 overall record, with two NWSL Shield wins in 2014 and 2015 and two NWSL Finals appearances in 2014 and 2015.
“I am deeply appreciative of all Laura gave to our organization over the past five years. She is a brilliant coach, but more importantly, she is a tremendous individual — there is nobody I would have rather worked with to build the club. Laura’s impact will be felt long after she departs, as she helped establish the enduring values that define what it means to be a part of our organization.” said Reign FC owner Bill Predmore.
Harvey had this to say:
From the bottom of my heart. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/x2mQgk8eAa
— Laura Harvey (@LH1505) November 7, 2017