FC Cincinnati is in the market for a new coach after the resignation of Ron Jans.
Following reports he used a racial slur in the presence of the team, the MLS club announced Tuesday morning he is out.
“As Major League Soccer’s investigation unfolded and some themes emerged, Ron offered his resignation and we agreed that it was the best course of action for everyone involved with FC Cincinnati,” club president Jeff Berding said in a statement.
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A native of the Netherlands, Jans had been the coach of FCC since August.
Yoann Damet was named interim head coach for the team, which is in training camp and set to begin its season March 1.
“We place the utmost importance on a strong culture within our club, beginning in our locker room, and that every person connected with FC Cincinnati feels valued, respected and trusted,” Berding said. “Racial and cultural diversity is a major part of what makes the game of soccer so special, and we place the highest priority on respecting every person involved in our game. This includes absolutely everyone associated with our club, from our locker room and front office, all the way through to our fans.”
The club went 6-22-6 in its first season in MLS last year.
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