Mariner Leaves Revs for England
Top Assistant Takes Post with Plymouth Argyle
By Sean Donahue
Oct. 18, 2009
The New England Revolutions 0-0 draw against the Chicago Fire Saturday night was the final game assistant coach Paul Mariner will be with the team.
Mariner, who has been with the team since 2004, will be taking a role at English Championship side Plymouth Argyle after resigning from the Revs.
As we know in football, things move very, very quickly, said Mariner. Either youre in or youre out. When the offer came in from Plymouth I immediately spoke to Steve [Nicol]. I must admit that the New England Revolution, Kraft Soccer, [Robert] Kraft, Jonathan [Kraft], Brian Billelo, [Mike] Burns, everybodys been fantastic in being understanding because they are business people, they are football people. They know that its an opportunity that they didnt want to stand in my way.
Mariner has spent six seasons with the Revolution, joining head coach Steve Nicols staff in the spring of 2004. During his tenure in New England, the Revolution advanced to three MLS Cup championship matches, four Eastern Conference Championship games, and won both the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and 2008 SuperLiga championship.
Paul has been a tremendous asset to the Revolution and was respected by every member of our organization during his time with us, Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. While were disappointed to see him leave us, we wanted to allow Paul to pursue this opportunity. We wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.
Material from the New England Revolution communications department was also used in this report.
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