After an investigation from Major League Soccer amid accusations of insensitive remarks made in the workplace, Bruce Arena has officially resigned as head coach and sporting director of the New England Revolution. Both Arena and the organization issued statements on the matter late Saturday night.
Statement from Bruce Arena:
After much soul-searching, I have decided to resign my position as Head Coach and Sporting Director of the New England Revolution.
To begin, I would like to thank Robert Kraft and Jonathan Kraft for providing me with this opportunity over 4 years ago. In my time with the Revolution, we have had much success and it truly has been a direct reflection of all the support the organization has provided me. In particular, I also want to thank all the players, coaches and staff at the Revolution as everyone has provided outstanding service and done a terrific job to help elevate the club to where it is today.
I also want to thank everyone in the soccer community at large for their tremendous support during the past 6 weeks. The investigation has been a hard and difficult process, for me and my family, but hearing from so many who have been part of my career truly has been gratifying and has helped make this decision easier.
Finally, I know that I have made some mistakes and moving forward, I plan to spend some time reflecting on this situation and taking corrective steps to address what has transpired. And while this has not been an easy decision, I am confident that it is in the best interest of both the New England Revolution organization and my family that we part ways at this time.
With appreciation to the Revolution and gratitude to soccer,
Statement from the New England Revolution:
The New England Revolution have accepted the resignation of Bruce Arena. We wish Bruce well and thank him for his contributions to the team. Curt Onalfo will continue to serve as interim Sporting Director and Richie Williams will continue to serve as interim Head Coach as the team prepares to close out the 2023 season.
Arena joined the club May 14, 2019, compiling a 60-31-42 MLS record during his tenure as head coach.