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Houston Dynamo Part Ways with Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle to leave Houston Dynamo effective immediately.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Dynamo have parted ways with Owen Coyle. The team announced on Wednesday evening that the team and coach would be parting ways immediately. Coyle wanted to return to England to be closer to his family.

"I asked Chris (Canetti) if I could speak with him today and I explained to him the challenge of being away from my family and how we all want the best for Houston Dynamo," Coyle said in the team release. "I want to wish all members of the staff, from owner Gabriel Brener to president Chris Canetti to general manager Matt Jordan, everyone has been such a source of support, along with the players and the technical staff. I'd like to thank the Dynamo supporters, who have been outstanding. We have a brilliant club, and I have no doubt success is just around the corner."

Sandy Stewart has chosen to leave the club as well. Assistant coaches Wade Barrett, Paul Caffrey and Paul Rogers will manage the Dynamo Saturday.

Under Coyle the Dynamo went 14-21-11 after he took over the team in December of 2014. The Dynamo are currently last in the Western Conference.