Wednesday, it was announced that Wade Barrett would not be offered the full time head coaching gig with the Houston Dynamo. If you missed it - Barrett took over as the interim coach 20 games into the 2016 season after Owen Coyle decided to head back to England to be near his family (not because of the new coaching gig he got there, nope, that’s not why he left at all). While the team showed improvement under Barrett the team still finished last in the Western Conference.
Many thought that Barrett would be given a shot at the gig permanently after the season ended. However, the team isn’t giving him the gig citing that they want to bring in someone with experience.
But how to the players feel about it? Well several took to Twitter to let everyone know that they wanted Barrett as their head coach.
Very, very disappointed Wade will not get the head coaching position. In my opinion, very foolish.— Will Bruin (@wbruin) October 27, 2016
Disappointed Wade not getting the nod as head coach has done so much hard work in a short amount of time with a team that was lost— Sheanon Williams (@sheanonwilliams) October 27, 2016
It wasn’t just the current players who expressed disappointment. Former players Stuart Holden and Geoff Cameron also tweeted about the decision with Cameron taking aim at the front office.
[1/2] Decision surprises me- while Dynamo weren't lights out during Barrett's short tenure. They showed fight and good organization— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) October 27, 2016
[2/2] Thought former club captain + someone that loves club would get a shot to turn franchise around. Big job for whoever is next.— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) October 27, 2016
@stuholden WB deserves better! It's the people above him who need to be changed!— Geoff Cameron (@GeoffCameron) October 27, 2016
Cameron didn’t stop there.
(1) Funny that @HoustonDynamo seem to be chasing away everyone that helped make the club successful!— Geoff Cameron (@GeoffCameron) October 27, 2016
Hate to say this, but look at the Galaxy FO, former players that love the club and continue to help it grow and get better. Take notice HD— Geoff Cameron (@GeoffCameron) October 27, 2016
Barrett has reportedly been offered another position in the club but is taking some time to think about the offer.