The San Jose Earthquakes recently announced that they have signed Head Coach Frank Yallop and General Manager John Doyle to multi-year contract extensions. Both been with the Earthquakes since 2008, working together to build the team that came within one game of reaching the MLS Cup Final last season.
Both Yallop and Doyle are in their fourth straight year with the current Earthquakes. In their first year working together in 2008 nearly earning a playoff spot for San jose, and after an up and down year in 2009, the foundation built by Doyle and Yallop that included the acquisitions of Bobby Convey and Chris Wondolowski began to have success during the 2010 campaign.
Here’s what team President David Kaval had to say about the resigning:
“Frank and John have been vital to the success of the franchise over the last three years and we look forward to a continuation of those winning ways, from our blossoming Youth Academy to the development of our First Team, the leadership of our technical staff has been exceptional. We feel very good about where we are now and the direction we are headed.”
Hopefully the new contracts will produce an even more successful team here in 2011.