Former Ghanaian midfielder Patrick Nyarko has been named as the new deputy coach of the Chicago Fire Under 19 team.
Nyarko will assists Ludovic Taillandier as they seek to make the Fire Academy vibrant and produce more talents to feed the main team in the MLS.
Chicago Fire technical director Cedric Cattenoy was pleased with the appointment of Nyarko as he believes he will be useful to their course.
“We are very happy to welcome Patrick back to the Chicago Fire,” Cedric Cattenoy stated.
“Patrick brings a wealth of experience as a player at the highest level and a connection to the Club’s past, which will be extremely valuable for our Academy players. When he walked back into the training facility, you could see everyone was smiling and happy to see him, which shows you that he was a good player, but he is an even better person who embodies the Club’s values.”
Nyarko, 35, played for Chicago Fire from 2008 to 2015 scoring 19 goals in 196 games.