View the story "Hart-Break, Storify'd " on Storify] Hart-Break, Storify'd It's been less than 24 hours since Canadian national team coach Stephen Hart resigned after an epic crash out from the 2014 World Cup campaign. We've got some of the best Twitter reactions.
Storified by Johannes Langer · Fri, Oct 19 2012 04:08:55
Even before the shoe drops, many were already calling for his head, or predicting his demise...
For the massive numbers of you in the NFL/Canadian men's soccer demographic: who gets fired first, Norv Turner or Stephen Hart?Andrew Bucholtz
@jasondevos Stephen Hart HAS to take the blame for this one. He should resign before he is fired. Start the new recruitment process today.Rees Kelly
Stephen Hart says to blame him, not the players. Ok Steve, but if one guy costs the team a birth in the hex? Probably getting fired. #canMNTMatthew Moore
Is Vince McMahon free to say those magic words to Stephen Hart - "YOU'RE FIRED!"Michael DeAngelis
Well, at least he still has some supporters...
I feel so bad for Stephen Hart, Its not his fault hes not on the field the players are . Hope he doesn't get fired/resignTaylor Pryce
...and then, the shoe drops.
Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani announces resignation of #canMNT Head Coach Stephen Hart.Canada Soccer
A good question follows...
Did any of the #CanMNT players resign as well?C.B. Newt
@jasondevos Why do players never hand in their resignation. McKenna, Hirschfeld, and on and on. I think the players +30 should walk awayClayboy
And what would a resignation announcement be without the prerequsite spin?
Stephen Hart leaves the legacy of the best wins percentage of any coach in #canMNT history. 20W-10D-15L.Canada Soccer
...but supporters aren't buying the spin. Not this time.
Hart quitting inevitable? I don`t think so. Frankly, I`m surprised he stepped down. I thought he`d be fired, but didn`t think he`d quit.John Molinaro
#canMNT Gen Sec Montopoli sure says all the right things subsequent to Tue debacle. Lets see him walk the walk.Jerry Ing
#canMNT I'm shocked people are thinking Harts record reflects success. Look at who he beat. The late draws. Unprepared for every big game.J.
On Stephen Hart resigning, you cant put blame solely on the manager. #canMNT were a squad that could not compete on an international level.Alex Karageorgos
#canMNT #CSA Same old platitudes. Took Hart three days to resign? Waiting two wks naming TD? Always behind other federations in #concacafJ.
@baulderdash77 bare min. He had no signature win, no remember when, only company line saying developing for WCQ. It ended 8-1 #canMNT #failJ.
Hart Resigned ..... Atleast he got something right this week. #canMNTTommy Bianchi
But still, some are still willing to defend him, and heck -- give him a chance elsewhere.
@fourofnine #CanMNT hart did what he could w/ options available. Maybe playing a striker who wouldn't track back on wing wasn't smart thoJoe Collins
I really want to start a #Hart4FCEd petition! He HAD to resign from #CanMNT, but he's good at developing and coaching young players. #FCEdGreg B
@FCESG @strobe_z #Hart4FCEd #FCEd #yeg #CanMNTTobias Oliva
Stephan Hart: Next @FCEdmontonNow manager? What does that sound like to you? #FCEd #yeg #CanMNTEdm Supporters Group
Hart takes the fall for a lousy team and program. #CanMNT Its not that his tactics were so bad, but he had so little to choose from.Ian
The debate then, of course, turns to who will replace him...
Who I want as our next coach: Bob Bradley. Who I guess it will actually be: Nick Dasovic. #CanMNTJoe Ross
With Hart now gone, who will lead the #CanMNT No one immediately comes to mind.Brendan Staley
@86forever No Canadian has the necessary skill-set/success at other clubs to do the #CanMNT job. Employing a Canadian will be another failVANSPORT
@SNGerryDobson suggesting you and Craig F and others get @jasondevos to save TFC as club president. Or the CSA. either one!!Steve Chambers
@skcuolsirhc the real question is who will lead the #CanMNT going forward? Do we have anyone who will take the job that can do a better job?Timothy Jansen
@nigel_reed the #canmnt need an experienced CONCACAF coach, they should intensely go after Bob Bradley #FourMenAndADog #SoccerShowedmund
@AlanErrington @peteschaad If
was coaching the #CanMNT I'm pretty sure Hoilett and JDG2 would have signed upTyler Green
IS STEPHEN HART GONNA GET FIRED. IS THE NHL STILL NOT HAPPENING. IS THE BELL ASTRAL DEAL APPROVED? CANADIAN QUESTIONS PEOPLE, QUESTIONS.Clayton
How do I apply for the #CanMNT head coach position? I lost my job today and I think I can help out.Stefan Eriksson
Thanks Stephen Hart. It was never going to be easy. I believe best coaching candidate is not Cdn & his best players are not yet on #canMNTBarry Collins
So, who do #CanMNT fans like for new head coach? My choice would be John Herdman to switch from #CanWNT. Anyone agree?VANSPORT
Sven-Göran Eriksson set to begin secret talks with @CanadaSoccerEn regarding becoming the next permanent manager of the #CanMNTChristopher Vose
Hope Frankie Yallop takes over as Canada boss again. Or a big name. Canada need someone who can persuade Hoilett and co. to join. #CanMNTJake H
Hey Canadian Soccer Association.... Rafa Benitez and Harry Redknapp are looking for work #justsaying #canMNTRyan Gill
...oh for the love of...
...But with Cdn player development likely not yielding talented #CanMNT roster til 2022 would Bradley, van't Schip or Aguirre be interested?Vancouver Armada
Some are already ruling themselves out immediately...
Marc Dos Santos told @TVASports that at 35, he doesn't feel ready for #CanMNT (But he's definitely a candidate for the future) #IMFCNick Sabetti
..and then there's this gem.
So, Bell fired Stephen Hart today and Astral rejected the #NHL offer, glad I got it all together.Blog Trot
And then, the baseball had to come into the discussion.
#Yankees joining the #CanMNT on the ballot for the Throwing in the Towel Team of the year #bradyfan590 #timandsidMark Roberts
#Yankees getting pummeled, 6-0, right now. Looks like the #CanMNT @SonjaMissioHerb Scribner
Who was a bigger no show this week? #Yankees or #canMNT @theScore #TSN #sportsnetAdeamer
Can't tell which had a worse showing, the #Yankees today or the #CanMNT vs Honduras.Kevin
...hey, misery loves company, right? Welcome to the Pummeled Club, New York!
We'll have more coverage of the new coach search story as it unfolds.