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Human Resource departments are NEVER about the welfare of employees. It is always about protecting the organization from legal exposure. Is this the actual sequence of events

Pre-August 2023: Williams informed he will not be retained next year as an assistant coach

August 2023: Williams files a complaint against Arena for something Arena said or did, maybe once, maybe more than once.

August 2023: Williams becomes interim head coach

September 2023: Arena resigns after acknowledging poor behavior

September 2023: Williams is named as the head coach for remainder of the season.

So, he went from being declared inadequate to continue as an assistant coach, but now he is leading teams into the playoffs? Who could possibly believe this will work?

But here is what HR is telling on the people who are trying to win soccer games. - "You can't fire Williams this year. He will sue us for retaliating against him for making a complaint. And he could win the lawsuit."

And in a competition between HR and the rest of the organization.... HR wins. This team is going to completely implode. No possible way for Williams to wink the lockeroom back. And no possible way HR will agree to fire him.

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This situation is disconcerting in many respects. I see William’s situation as untenable. If he has lost the trust and faith of the players, then he needs to be removed ASAP, HR be damned. There are plenty of recognizable coaches looking for work that would love to step in coach the #2-3 team in league standings.

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According to Frank Dell'Apa, Williams wasn't the one to lodge the complaint, although he was one of the subjects of the complaint.

Regardless, what a horrible, stupid, brain-dead decision to name him interim coach. And now, the current *$&^ is the result of that.

And, Billelo, who it seems was a big part of that decision is still making decisions?

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get that vampire out of the club

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I haven't heard any explanation for where Andrew Farrell was/is. He wasn't on the injury report, yet he also wasn't on the game-day roster.

Is he being punished for standing up to all this crap?

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I think I agree with all of the above comments. I really have no idea how anything good can come out of this season. Everything will be tainted by second guessing and what-ifs, or just horrible on the face of it without any of that.

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Get rid of him and let Shalrie take the reins until the end of the season.

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Right now Richie is a parasite in the locker room. He has lost the faith of the players and the other coaches. Time to let him go.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand Shalrie’s gone. WTF?!?

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I love this, there's a revolution going on within the Revolution. These players have fight and solidarity and I hope they bring it to the pitch the rest of the season as one big FC you to Richie.

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