Gabriel Heinze set to be appointed as manager of MLS side Atlanta United

Former Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze is set to become Atlanta United manager in the MLS.

According to respected sports journalist Cesar Luis Merlo, Heinze is “one step away” from being named Atlanta United’s new manager.

On top of that, AS are also reporting that the Argentine is MLS bound.

Heinze was most recently in charge of Velez Sarsfield, a club he departed on his own accord after 3 seasons. Perhaps the former Argentina international is on a quest to find something new with different surroundings?

He helped one of his homeland’s higher-profile sides escape relegation after being appointed for the 2017-18 season, before they finished third in the league last season.

Before managing Velez Sarsfield, the 42-year-old managed Godoy Cruz and Argentina Juniors. Most of his experience comes from a nearly 20-year playing career, most notably with Newell’s Old Boys, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Heinze has 72 caps with the Argentine men’s national team.

CBS Sports’ Roger Gonzalez has also referenced the news, suggesting an announcement is expected next week that will see Heinze named as the new Atlanta manager.

More details when we have them.

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