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FC Dallas Coaching Search Could Take Six Weeks

Clark Hunt told reporters that the search for a new coach could take a few weeks.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest question I got on Saturday was "who do you think will be the next coach?". The question is certainly one that we will touch extensively on here but we do have some light on how long it will possible take.

Hunt Sports Group Chairman Clark Hunt spoke to reporters this past weekend about the coaching situation and said it could take up to six weeks and that they won't be looking at just MLS candidates.

"We're going to have a pretty wide open process and we'll consider candidates from a variety of different backgrounds, a lot of which will be Major League Soccer backgrounds, but I would expect there will also be some candidates who don't have MLS experience," Hunt told reporters on Friday.

Schellas Hyndman stepped down on Friday as the manager of FC Dallas, just five and a half years after taking the job. He was the first coach to take Dallas to a MLS Cup, win MLS Coach of the Year and become the club's all-time winningest manager.

Hunt mentioned that they don't have a specific set of traits that they are looking for in a new manager but one that will be committed to expanding the academy set up and taking it to the next level.

The time frame seems about right for this turnaround to me. Six weeks will be shortly after MLS Cup, which is right during the Re-Entry Draft and a few weeks away from the league's SuperDraft in January. The team cannot go into the New Year without a coach and six weeks seems like an appropriate amount of time to vet and interview candidates.

We will have our list of potential candidates later on this week for you all to discuss.