Dell Loy Hansen gave little up on subject of Kreis contract.
Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has refused to open up on the subject of Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis’ contract, whose current deal finishes at the end of the season.
Kreis was Real Salt Lake’s first player when he signed for the club in 2004, and was their first scorer, in their second game against LA Galaxy. In 2007 Kreis retired as a player and was made head coach of Salt Lake, after which the club retired his no.9 shirt, and went on to become the youngest ever coach to win the MLS Cup. He has been praised for the attractive yet effective passing game his team plays, and this has been recognised by his club owner.
“When you’re the most beautiful coach in MLS, you need a lot of attention,” Hansen said on KUTV’s Talkin’ Sports. “I don’t say that in a rude way, but a lot of people would love to have our position and have Jason Kreis as their coach.”
When pressed for an answer as to whether Kreis would return, Hansen said, “I’ve got to come up with a diplomatic answer.”
“I think we’ve got a relationship with Jason and our coaches at RSL that gives him the best place to realise what he wants,” Hansen said. “At the same time, he’s an extremely talented coach. That doesn’t go without notice in other franchises.”
Kreis previously told The Salt Lake Tribune that he is letting his agent handle negotiations while he focuses on coaching.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune.