Vancouver Whitecaps CEO and sporting director Axel Schuster has signed a four-year contract extension.
Schuster has been with the club since November 2019 and has guided the Caps through a tumultuous period that saw the team relocated three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and sexual misconduct allegations against two former coaches. deals
Schuster chose to fire head coach Marc dos Santos in August 2021 and replace him with Vinny Sartini, who previously served as the club’s “Director of Methodology”.
The Caps went 7-2-5 under Sartini and made the 2021 playoffs, marking the club’s first postseason appearance in four years. Vancouver signed the Italian coach to a two-year deal in November.
The Whitecaps (12-14-7) have struggled at times this season, but the team can get back into the game with a road win against Minnesota United on Sunday.
Schuster, a native of Cologne, Germany, said in a statement Tuesday that he is honored and grateful to continue working for the Caps, and is looking forward to “being on the field.” And build something outside.”