Coach No Mo'

There has been a "restructuring" within Toronto FC's soccer operations, the team announced today. Mo Johnston has stepped aside as head coach of the club after just one season to take a more senior position with the team. He will assume the role of Toronto FC Manager and Director of Soccer, allowing him to focus more on the procurement of talent, player transactions and the management of off-field decisions."We are pleased to be able to expand Mo Johnston's duties to club manager and director of soccer operations," said Tom Anselmi executive vice- president and chief operating officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, and Alternate Governor Major League Soccer. "Mo will continue to be responsible for all aspects of soccer operations and we are providing him with more resources to support his objectives. John Carver has been added to serve as head coach of Toronto FC, which will enable Mo to devote more time to manage the assessment and procurement of talent which is even more important now with the expanded international player mix available for MLS teams."

Mo's replacement is John Carver, who was introduced as the club's new head coach this morning. Prior to taking the TFC job, Carver commanded Football League One side Luton Town last year and also served as an assistant to Bobby Robson at Newcastle United in 2004.

"I am delighted to have John Carver alongside me as we start to prepare for the 2008 season," said Johnston. "He brings a lot of experience with him in all aspects of the game and I'm looking forward to working together. We are committed to making this team better in every way, and John will be a big part of that."

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