Memphis 901 FC hires Stephen Glass as coach

Memphis 901 FC did not take long to find a replacement for former coach Ben Pirmann. The team announced Tuesday that it has hired Stephen Glass as its new coach.

A native of Scotland, Glass recently was manager of Aberdeen FC of the Scottish Premiership league, where he went 14-7-20. He also coached the USL’s Atlanta United 2 in 2019-20 before an interim stint coaching 19 games with Atlanta United FC in MLS.

Glass, whose career managerial record is 32-20-54, signed a multi-year contract with 901 FC. He also previously coached four 901 FC players, including Phillip Goodrum and Laurent Kissiedou.

Atlanta United interim manager Stephen Glass watches the first half of an MLS soccer match against Nashville SC, Saturday, Aug.  22, 2020, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to come to Memphis and look forward to building on the success that was enjoyed last year,” Glass said in a statement. “There is a great group of players returning who I am sure are hungry to give the fans many more nights like those enjoyed last season.”

901 FC principal owner Peter Freund said in a statement that Glass was the club’s “targeted first choice” to lead the club.

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