Adrian Heath was finally, officially announced as the man to lead Minnesota United into their first year in MLS. As expected, Twitter reacted in a number of ways.
Some are excited for Heath’s arrival.
Hard not to be impressed by Adrian Heath the @MNUFC new head coach. So much experience. Reminds me of when Wild launched w/ Jacques Lemaire— Eric Perkins (@PerkatPlay) November 29, 2016
Adrian Heath is a great hire for #MNUFC and he is just killing this presser. Saying all the right things.— #1 free bird shouter (@BrianoMobile) November 29, 2016
Yes, amazing signing! Hopefully we can start signing players next. #COYL #MNUFC https://t.co/GKD6SMV7DO— Muhammad Islam (@hassi_9) November 29, 2016
Some aren’t as excited.
Minnesota United is doomed from the start by hiring Adrian Heath— Austin (@Daisey804) November 29, 2016
Many better candidates for #MNUFC 1st #MLS coach, Heath must be cheap. Concerned #Loons will struggle, but at least logo/nickname are great! https://t.co/XdY3ogUxjc— Jason Foster (@JogaBonitoUSA) November 29, 2016
I think Adrian Heath is an odd hire for a club that didn't want to promote its own second-division coach.— Neil W. Blackmon (@nwblackmon) November 29, 2016
Some are right in the middle.
I'm not convinced Adrian heath is a good MLS coach- I'm not convinced he's a bad one, either.— Vamos United (@Vamos_DCU) November 29, 2016
Orlando City FC fans wishing him well.
All the best to Adrian Heath at @MNUFC. Great manager and individual. #LionNation #MLS #MNUFC— ⒶMK.121 (@AhmedKayad) November 29, 2016
@EPluribusLoonum Heath is one of the more easy to like coaches you'll find. You guys will have fun covering him.— The Mane Land (@TheManeLand) November 29, 2016
I want Adrian Heath to do really well at Minnesota and honestly I hope they play Orlando and beat them.— Sarah Buckley (@SarahBuckles14) November 29, 2016
Some tips of what to expect.
@kylehenning good hire, but he'll need a good staff as he is not able to coach the D well. Always will be a legend in Orlando, though!— Zach Baker (@zacharytbaker) November 29, 2016
I think about the attacking players Heath has developed: Dwyer, Molino and Larin.— Harrison Crow (@Harrison_Crow) November 29, 2016
That's three starting MLS strikers that Heath has had involvement in developing straight out of college.— Harrison Crow (@Harrison_Crow) November 29, 2016
After panning Heath's style and abilities, my Austin Aztecs buddy had this to say... #MNUFC pic.twitter.com/JVxXCsBv7M— Josh Whitcomb (@Whitcomb) November 29, 2016
Adrian Heath "wants to get goals." pic.twitter.com/nNFwSMyTbG— Andrew (@andlovg) November 29, 2016
Not as many player reactions as expected, but this one from Jamie Watson is perfect:
Tried moving halfway across the country to the frozen tundra to get away from the gaffer yelling at me! Guess he really missed doing it! https://t.co/EANyfVpEEj— Jamie Watson (@jamiewatson77) November 29, 2016
As a whole, it appears that Heath’s signing was met with excitement (and a bit of “what took you so long?” snark). Now we get to wait patiently until MNUFC chooses to share more information with us.
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