Atlanta United and Head Coach Frank de Boer part ways

Photo: In Match 07/16 – ATL v CIN – Group, Round 2. FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United

Atlanta United announced today the club and head coach Frank De Boer have mutually agreed to part ways.

De Boer was announced as the club’s head coach on December 23, 2018, replacing Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. Under de Boer, Atlanta United finished the 2019 MLS Regular Season in second place in the Eastern Conference with an 18-12-4 record and won two trophies, the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the second-annual Campeones Cup.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had with Atlanta United,” Frank de Boer said. “Coaching in Major League Soccer and living in Atlanta has been a wonderful experience and a welcome new challenge. I will never forget the incredible supporters here in Atlanta, they are truly special.  I want to thank the players, coaches and staff for all of their support, it has been my pleasure to work with all of you.” 


Also departing from the club are assistant coaches Orlando Trustfull and Bob de Klerk and video analyst Erwin Koenis. The club will announce an interim coach shortly while beginning a search for de Boer’s permanent replacement.

On Tuesday, Atlanta United fell to Columbus Crew SC 1-0 Tuesday night at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. Atlanta dictated play for most of the second half and forced multiple saves during the final 10 minutes, but the loss ultimately eliminated the club from MLS is Back Tournament.

Atlanta United will resume MLS competition following the conclusion of MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando.