Wade Barrett won’t be offered the full time head coaching role for the Houston Dynamo. Barrett was made the interim head coach after Owen Coyle left the team 20 games into the 2016 season. The Dynamo went 4-7-11 after Barrett took over. While the team improved over all under Barrett the team still finished last in the Western Conference this season.
NEWS: The Dynamo have informed Wade Barrett that he will not be offered the full-time coaching position. Club has not yet picked next coach.— Corey Roepken (@RipSports) October 26, 2016
Barrett has been with the club since they moved from San Jose in 2006. He played on the Dynamo until retiring in 2009. He then joined the coaching staff under Dominic Kinnear and was retained by Owen Coyle when he took over the team.
For many Barrett was one of the top contenders to be named as the next head coach of the Houston Dynamo. With Barrett now out of the running Wilmer Cabrera is the name that many are picking to be the next head coach. Cabrera coaches the Dynamo’s USL affiliate, Rio Grande Valley FC, who finished second place in the Western Conference. Before coaching RGVFC Cabrera coached Chivas USA until the club was disbanded in 2014.