Source: Tim Howard will be the Director General of USL


Former USA goalie Tim Howard is expected to be appointed general manager of the USL Memphis 901 Championship, a source familiar with the situation confirmed by ESPN. ] was the first to report Howard's appointment, which will be made official after the start of the new year, when his MLS contract expires. Memphis just wrapped up their inaugural season in the USL Championship, finishing 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 9-18-7 record.

The move marks Howard's first foray into a prime ministerial position since his retirement. as a player in October. He was already the minority owner of the club and had bought his stake in the fall of 2017.

Howard and Memphis 901 chairman Craig Unger are also part of an investment group that owns Dagenham & Redbridge, England's fifth largest group. He also appeared in the UEFA Champions League broadcasts by Bleacher Report

Howard also has a long history with Memphis manager Tim Mulqueen, who first saw him when he was 12. He went on to coach Howard's goalies with the North Jersey Imperials, then USISL, and later the MetroStars New York / New Jersey MLS.

Howard had a successful club and country career, playing for Manchester United and Everton, before returning to MLS with the Colorado Rapids. In all, he made almost 700 appearances at the club level. With United, he won the 2003-04 FA Cup, the 2005-06 League and the 2003 Community Shield.

Internationally, Howard has made 121 appearances in the United States and has been part of three World Cup teams in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

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