Chester, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Union named John Hackworth its
manager Thursday night, removing the interim label from his title.
Hackworth, 42, became interim manager in June after Peter Nowak was fired. The
Union were just 2-7-2 under Nowak, but have gone 5-6-2 in their first 13 games
"I'm very excited to have been given this opportunity," Hackworth said. "I've
worked for this organization since 2009 and it's been a real privilege to see
it grow into the wonderful club it is today.
"We have a very talented and committed group of players in our locker room and
I'm delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with them long term
as they and the organization continue to develop."
Hackworth started his coaching career as an assistant at Wake Forest, then was
coach at South Florida before joining the United States Under-17 team in 2002.
He was an assistant for the U-17 from 2002-04 and coach from 2004-07.
He later became assistant coach for the United States senior team, serving in
that role from 2007-09. He joined the Union as an assistant in late 2009.
Hackworth will guide the Union for the first time without the interim tag on
Saturday at the New England Revolution.
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