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FC Dallas make contact with ex-Colorado Rapids boss Smith

FC Dallas have made contact with the agent of former Colorado Rapids head coach Gary Smith regarding their coaching vacancy.

The 44-year old Englishman, who most recently managed Stevenage in England's League One, was the man to lead the Rapids to the 2010 MLS Cup and now Dallas are looking at bringing him to Frisco.

Smith, who worked with FCD technical director Fernando Clavijo in Colorado, revealed that his representative had received a call from the ex-Rapids boss regarding the post which was vacated Schellas Hyndman at the culmination of their 2013 campaign.

"My agent has had dialogue with Fernando about the open head coaching position and from what I can gather it was reasonably positive," Smith told the Dallas Morning News.

"It would seem that the Hunt family (FCD owners) will have an active part of this hiring process along with Fernando and therefore will be very thorough, but to this point I have not been interviewed."

Smith added that he certainly would be interested in getting back to Major League Soccer if the opportunity arose.

"I enjoyed my time immensely in Denver and was very disappointed to leave," Smith added. "The chance to coach in the UK came along quickly after my contact had expired at the Rapids and I believed I had a great chance of taking Stevenage to the Championship.

"However, there have been many things that I have missed and I'm keen to enter back into an environment that I understood very quickly and found great success."

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