The offseason of shake ups at FC Dallas continues here as long-time assistant Marco Ferruzzi is set to make his move into the front office.
Paul Tenorio of The Athletic is reporting today that the club is getting set to name him as the next General Manager of the team, a move that makes plenty of sense when you examine how long he has been with the team and his knowledge of Major League Soccer.
Ferruzzi has spent the past 14 seasons as an assistant coach with FCD, and has long overseen scouting of both youth and professional prospects for Dallas. The former Tampa Bay Mutiny player is expected to lead the FC Dallas front office as new head coach Luchi Gonzalez takes over following the departure of Oscar Pareja to Club Tijuana in Liga MX. Ferruzzi will step into the role vacated by Fernando Clavijo, who is on leave as he undergoes cancer treatment, and Luiz Muzzi, who was hired to run soccer operations at Orlando City.
Ferruzzi has been one of the primary scouts for the team over the last several years as well. You can see the majority of his work with what the team has done in the SuperDraft, snagging defensive gems like Matt Hedges and Walker Zimmerman.
There is no additional details at the moment on what this means for the potential addition of Andre Zanotta to the FCD front office. You can read our previous report on that here. My gut tells me we’ll see two different but fairly complimentary roles like the club had with Muzzi and Clavijo these last few years.
What do you make of Ferruzzi joining the front office after spending so long on the bench as an assistant (and sometimes an interim head coach)?