Real Salt Lake Owner Dell Loy Hansen announced on Tuesday that the club will undergo a front office restructuring and has mutually parted ways with President Bill Manning, whose contract expired in June.
“Bill has obviously done an outstanding job building this club from its infancy, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Hansen, who joined the RSL ownership group in Fall of 2009 and became sole owner in January 2013.
“As we move into the second decade of our existence, our growing organization requires a different structure. As a result, several senior executives within our company will assume greater roles across various departments, with a focus on integration and expanding our ability to capture championships, on and off the field.”
This week, Mr. Hansen will immerse himself with the staff, identifying areas of growth and need for 2016 and beyond, as well as addressing both short-term and long-term planning processes for Real Salt Lake (MLS), Real Monarchs (USL), the clubs’ Rio Tinto Stadium home, the RSL-AZ Academy, youth structure and ancillary businesses that support the RSL landscape.
Manning spent the last eight seasons as the President of Real Salt Lake. During his tenure, he was named Major League Soccer’s Executive of the Year in two of the last three seasons (2012 and 2014).
Dell Loy Hansen joined the Bill & OC Show on Tuesday. You can listen to the interview here:
RSL Head Coach Jeff Cassar joined the Bill & OC Show as well on Tuesday with his reaction: