Chris Armas is out as head coach of the New York Red Bulls, effective immediately, along with Assistant Coach C.J. Brown.
An interim head coach for the Major League Soccer franchise will be named in the next 24 hours, according to Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Joe Stetson. The team has embarked on a search for a permanent coach.
The Red Bulls are 3-4-2 in the 2020 season, which took a hiatus from early March through July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team lost 0-1 to D.C. United at home on Sept. 2.
“Part of the sports world, it’s a results-oriented business. Whether it’s a coach or a player, it’s showcased for everybody to see. It’s as if your daily routine was published every day for everyone to see … it’s been quite a day,” Stetson said. “Chris has been amazing for the organization for many years, he’s been a part of this club now for five years, but we’re really interested to see what this next chapter is going to look like.”
Armas joined the club in 2018 and posted a 29-21-11 record, making the playoffs in the last two seasons. The Red Bulls are currently in position to make the postseason, but have won only one of their previous six games.
The team hosts the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Sept. 6.