Major League Soccer (MLS) side LA Galaxy have appointed a new head coach ahead of the 2021 season. The confirmation of the new head coach took place on Tuesday. LA Galaxy officials believe Greg Vanney is the man to take the club back to the glory days. cc was confirmed as the new LA Galaxy earlier this week. Greg Vanney was formerly the head coach at fellow MLS club Toronto FC and he was strongly linked with the LA Galaxy job immediately he left his role at Toronto FC and the confirmation didn't come until this week.

In his first interview as the LA Galaxy head coach, Greg Vanney told the club's website that he didn't have to think too much to accept the offer to become the new boss at LA Galaxy. According to him, LA Galaxy have a rich history in Los Angeles, in MLS and in North American football over the past decades as he labelled his new club as an iconic club. Greg Vanney went on to thank Chris Klein, Mr. Anschutz, Dan Beckerman and Dennis te Close for the opportunity to serve at a club to his heart.

The appointment of Greg Vanney as the new Los Angeles head coach is seen as an homecoming after he played for the club during his playing career. Greg Vanney featured 270 times in the MLS regular season while he was a player and 193 of those games came in the colours of LA Galaxy thus making him the seventh most appearance maker for the club. While he was a player of LA Galaxy, the club won the 1998 Supporters’ Shield, the 2000 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup and the 2001 US Open Cup. Greg Vanney was named in the MLS Best XI twice (2000 and 2001) and was named the LA Galaxy Defender of the Year in 2001.