Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Dynamo season was not what the club had envisioned heading into the 2016 season. The Dynamo finsihed the season last in the Western Conference at 7-13-13 and before the midway point of the season, Skipper Owen Coyle and the team have mutually parted ways. They promoted assistant coach and former star of the Dynamo Wade Barrett to helm the team for completion of the season.
SportsRadio 610 has confirmed with team sources that the Dynamo have decided to not retain Barrett as the head coach going forward into the 2017 season.
The Dynamo went 4-7-11 in the 22 games with Barrett at the helm. He was named the interim coach after leading the helm for two games, both draws after Coyle left.
Wade came to Houston with the team in 2006 and has been with them as either a player or coach for the last decade.
Wade seemed to resonate with some players on the squad. Forward Will Bruin voiced his displeasure with the team’s decision on twitter.
The team will likely search for a manager with a bit more experience than Barrett. Trying to bring in someone who can implement their system from the MLS team down through the academy.