Orlando City SC announced Monday morning that it had parted ways with general manager of soccer operations Niki Budalic. Budalic had been the GM for the Orlando Pride and Orlando City of MLS since December 2016.
“I would like to thank Niki for these past three seasons with us and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” CEO Alex Leitão said in a statement released by the Pride.
“We start a new year with many projects to look forward to, including strengthening our soccer operations department for the MLS and NWSL teams, opening a new training complex as well as kicking off the season with a revamped Academy structure and OCB sitting at the top of the player development pyramid in the USL League One. We welcome all 2019 has to offer with open arms and look forward to a great year with our staff, players and supporters.”
Earlier this offseason, the Pride also parted ways with head coach Tom Sermanni.
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