Kansas City Current has begun a search for a new head coach, according to a report by The Equalizer. The club has also confirmed to The Blue Testament that a search is well underway for a new head coach to start the 2022 season.
Huw Williams will shift to a technical/recruiting identification role with the club that will capitalize on his 30+ years of experience in scouting and talent identification. The shift was a mutual agreement.
With local ties, experience, and history in the NWSL, Williams was the franchise’s first head coach after Kansas City was awarded a team in December 2020. The club also had a short window to do a formal head coach search. Kansas City finished 3-14-7 in 2021 under Williams and last place with 16 points.
Williams’ move continues a trend in 2021 for NWSL head coaches. Only the Chicago Red Stars’ Rory Dames and the Houston Dash’s James Clarkson remain in their roles as head coaches when the season started. The Washington Spirit, Orlando Pride, Racing Louisville, Gotham FC, OL Reign, Portland Thorns, and North Carolina Courage have seen coaches leave, reassigned, or fired since the start of the season.