Rennie out as head coach for Indy Eleven


The Indy Eleven on Wednesday announced the team was parting ways with head coach Martin Rennie eight games into his fourth season with the soccer squad.

The team said it had “mutually agreed to end his tenure,” effective immediately.

The team said it would “look to our current coaching staff to handle duties on an interim basis” until it hires a new head coach.

“We expect our search for a permanent head coach to be conducted in a way that will expedite the securement of a quality candidate who can lead us to a championship in 2021 and beyond,” Indy Eleven President & CEO Greg Stremlaw in written comments.

Rennie joined the Eleven in January 2018 when the team was preparing to play in its inaugural United Soccer League Championship season after four years in the North American Soccer League.

He compiled a record of 42 victories, 31 losses and 19 draws overall. The team is 3-4-1 this season, in fourth place in the eight-team Central Division of the Eastern Conference. He was 2-2-0 in playoff games.

“On behalf of the club, I want to sincerely thank Martin for his contributions to Indy Eleven over the last three and a half years, especially his professionalism in navigating our entry into the USL Championship,” Stremlaw said.

The next match for the Eleven is Sunday at 5 p.m. on the road against Sporting Kansas City II, with TV coverage on ESPN 2.

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One thought on “Rennie out as head coach for Indy Eleven

  1. Given the wealth of talent in the Eleven squad, the poor display in evidence Tuesday night in Carroll Stadium is hard to understand. There was little coordination and off-the-ball movement on the field. Given that Pittsburgh packed their box and didn’t offer much real threat, the level of play exhibited by the Eleven players was a far cry from that seen earlier in the season, notably in the excellent road win in Louisville. It leads one to speculate that there is something wrong within the team. Can a new head coach fix it?

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