A day earlier than the Crimson Bulls kick off their 2022 marketing campaign, they misplaced their man in cost.
Kevin Thelwell, who has served because the membership’s head of sport since 2020, stepped down Friday to grow to be director of soccer for Everton within the Premier League.
“On behalf of the group, we want to thank Kevin for his contributions and efforts to the membership over the past two years,” Crimson Bulls Basic Supervisor Marc de Grandpré stated in a press release. “We want Kevin all the most effective, each personally and professionally, in his new endeavor.”
Thelwell took over the Crimson Bulls after 14 years working for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. He performed a serious position steering the membership’s fast rise from League One, to the Championship, to the Premier League to competing for European competitors.
In his two seasons in Harrison, N.J, Thelwell led the Crimson Bulls to back-to-back playoff appearances. The 48-year-old additionally added high expertise to the membership, most notably Caden Clark and lately, Luquinhas, and delivered on his stellar repute for creating younger expertise.
The Crimson Bulls introduced that they are going to start a search to fill Thelwell’s former place.
“My household and I’ve liked each minute of working within the U.S. and particularly for the New York Crimson Bulls,” Thelwell stated in a press release. “It has been an unbelievable interval that I’ll cherish and really feel that I’m a significantly better head of sport for the expertise. I really feel I go away the shirt in a a lot stronger place than after I joined. The roster has been fully rebuilt; there’s a clear sporting imaginative and prescient now in place as a part of a strategic five-year plan; and the pipeline of younger expertise is now stronger than ever.”
Everton sit in sixteenth place within the Premier League and have recently-appointed Frank Lampard as their new supervisor, changing Rafa Benitez’s depressing six-month tenure in cost. They at present have 22 factors, simply two factors above the relegation zone.
“The Proprietor, the Chairman and the CEO all offered compelling causes for me to affix this nice membership and I’m actually excited to have the chance to work with all of them and to maneuver Everton ahead,” Thelwell stated in a press release to Everton. “I can’t wait to get began.”