Vancouver Island soccer club Pacific FC has fired the team’s head coach, Michael Silberbauer, one day before the final game of their inaugural season.
A statement from the team says that the owners of the club and Silberbauer mutually agreed to part ways.
The last game of the season, scheduled to take place on Saturday against Valour FC at Langford’s Westhills stadium, will be coached by assistant coach James Merriman.
“Like any business, soccer is a results based business. We felt we weren’t getting the results on the pitch that our fans deserve,” says Rob Friend, CEO of Pacific FC.
“As an ownership group we decided to make the coaching change now, rather than wait until the offseason.”
“We would like to thank Michael for his contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. He was an integral part of our inaugural season, and we will always be thankful.”
The Danish football manager and former professional player was hired to be the first assistant coach of Pacific FC in 2018.
Under his leadership, the team kicked off their inaugural season with a 1-0 win against visiting team, the Halifax Wanderers.