Gabriel Heinze named new Atlanta United coach


Gabriel Heinze has been named the new coach of Atlanta United.

Heinze has signed a two year contract with Atlanta United in the MLS after a few weeks of speculation. Still only 42 years old, this is Heinze’s fourth stint as manager, after having started his managerial career in 2015 with Godoy Cruz. From there he would go to Argentinos Juniors for one season in 2016-2017 before coaching three years at Velez.

He represented the Argentina national team in 72 matches, playing in two World Cup tournaments. At club level, Heinze played Manchester United, PSG, Real Madrid and others in Europe while in Argentina he wore the colors of Newell’s Old Boys. Speaking with, Heinze had this to say about joining the team:

“I’m excited to be taking on this new challenge with Atlanta United. I believe that my football philosophy is aligned with the vision of the club and their structure and facilities are world-class. I can’t wait to meet the players, the staff and the fans and get to work in 2021.”

Atlanta United club president Darren Eales spoke in a team release about signing Heinze as the club coach:

“This is a milestone moment in Atlanta United history, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Gabriel as our next head coach. We cast the net widely for this important hire, and Gabriel quickly emerged as the No. 1 candidate. Gabriel is one of the top coaches in South American soccer and we are delighted that he chose Atlanta United. Whilst his resume speaks for itself, Gabriel’s playing philosophy and commitment to youth development closely align with our ideas at Atlanta United, and we are happy to welcome him as we move into our club’s next chapter.”




  1. Now I’m actually getting furious. Please, to prove me wrong, give me ONE genuine reason why Schick should be starting ahead of the prolific Alario. I really need a reason because I am at a loss for words. None of our players should go to that club.

    • Alario better finisher, header and in the air, Schick faster, better dribbler, better with the ball, better passer, more complete etc, a much more modern centre forward…Icardi vs Lautaro 2.0…

    • It’s possible that Alario isn’t 100% fit and the coach is being careful with him but to be honest NEVERkusen hardly looks like a club suitable for Argentines as opposed to Sttutgard who are giving even a 20 yr old Klimowich good amounts of playing time.

  2. Very average match of Barca, it is becoming very challenging for Messi to play well with this team. Most of the young players are way too green, the other players in attack just don’t have the qualities or are overrated. The coach has no plan and no tactics. Only the GK and a few players are OK. I really think Messi should move on Jan. I have already said that since 2018.

    • Chaos on every level, young lads in the defence, no class centre forward, no class playmaking attacking midfielder, no consistency, lot of injuries, new line-ups in every game, new tactics every game, new role even for Messi week n week. False nine, right attacker, attacking midfielder etc etc etc.

  3. Argentina needs to find a good Right Back. Foyth and C. Romero should play as Center Back pair now. They are the best young talent for that role.Argentina needs good back up for Renzo Sarvia as he is injury prone player. Erik Lamela also needs to be selected in team as Right Midfielder or for a sub for De Paul. Emi Martinez is best there as Armani is too old and average player to play for Argentina.

  4. He will probably sign almendra considering the situation almendra is in it is good for both parties. As for river I am happy they are back to 4 man defence and no Javier pinola I know they are not Argentines but I love carascal and dela Cruz if they bench Suarez and play Alvarez borre and carascal upfront it will be great

    • Amazing my friend!
      It reminds me the old days that i used to go to the stadiums to support my local club team, Panathinaikos fc. As you know, Greek fans are known for their passion, at least to Europe. The OAKA stadium in Athens which used to be Panathinaikos’ venue when i used to go to the stadiums, is similar to Monumental, at least in terms of size. Therefore, i have an idea how it feels!

      But apart from the fact that Argentina and Argentine football as a whole represents football itself for me, as i was not thrilled that much by any other team as the way i did by Argentina, i also believe that Argentina fans are the most passionate fans in the world.

      Amazing my friend and being one day in monumental watching live my beloved Argentina was always a fantasy for me!

      • yes my friend i know about Greece. I have been there and i loved that place.
        i know a lot of things about Greek football and of course i know your team. it is one of the 2 biggest there. the other team is Olimpiakos. it is like River -Boca 🙂 Greek fans are similar with us in passion i remember.
        the only thing that i didn t like there was the fact that everybody knew Boca juniors and almost nobody River plate 🙂 🙂 🙂 i guess because Diego 🙂 anyhow i guess it is kind of normal because Greece is very far from Argentina and as Europeans that you are your attention is closer to other Europe countrys football.
        Anyway i like Greece so much anyhow.

  5. the biggest weakness of River is our CB. we will make transfer in January but the time till first game against Palmeiras is not enough even if we move fast to add a player there.
    anyway. i believe we can beat them with little luck too.

    • The thought of getting to potentially play Bayern… at least by the final if we get a faster center back (preferably someone younger but not too young because of Pinola) we will have integrated them.

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