Rumors out of Italy have Enzo Concina, a former assistant coach under Walter Mazzarri when both were at Napoli, coming to D.C. United as an assistant coach. Mazzarri moved to Inter Milan to start the season, and so is in position to recommend Concina's services to Erick Thohir. He was a center back as a player, playing in both Italy and for the APSL version of the Montreal Impact, and so would hopefully come in to coach United's defense.
If Enzo Concina's name sounds familiar, it is because he was apparently a candidate for the head coaching job of the Montreal Impact before Marco Schallibaum was hired. An assistant of that kind of quality is something for which we have been hoping. And should Ben Olsen stumble next year, Concina seems to be the kind of assistant who could step in and take over the team.
The article also states that Concina would be Inter Milan's eyes in the United States and that he would prefer to implement a 3-5-2 formation. A return to a 3-5-2 would not be my preference, as United do not have the wing backs to implement such a formation and it has not worked in MLS recently. However, additional defensive coaching will be a benefit to United, no matter whom they hire. Finally, the rumors continue to point towards the move of Michael Williamson from D.C. United to Inter Milan.
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