Toronto FC fans calling for changes to the coaching staff may get their wish, just not in the way they probably expected.
Per reports from Kristian Dyer of ESPN FC, Toronto FC assistant coach Robin Fraser is currently the front-runner for the Colorado Rapids’ head coaching job. The team is currently being managed by interim head coach Conor Casey.
According to ESPN, he has already met with the team for an interview. Colorado are looking for a new bench boss after parting ways with Anthony Hudson earlier this season. This came shortly after Hudson made comments saying the quality of players he had to work with was not on par with the rest of the league.
Fraser would certainly have his work cut out for him, the Rapids have only won twice through 13 games this season and sit last in the entire league.
The 52-year-old former American international and LA Galaxy defender joined Toronto FC’s coaching staff as an assistant in 2015. He had previously served as the head coach of Chivas USA as well as an assistant with Real Salt Lake and the New York Red Bulls.
It would be the second time this year that Toronto FC has lost a key member of its 2017 MLS Cup management group after Tim Bezbatchenko left to take over as president of the Columbus Crew back in early January.
Fraser has always had a good reputation within Toronto FC and MLS circles. His tactical knowledge is highly respected, making it unsurprising that Colorado are interested.