San Jose Earthquakes extend GM Doyle’s contract

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed General Manager of Soccer Operations John Doyle to a contract extension for the 2011 season.

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed General Manager of Soccer Operations John Doyle to a contract extension for the 2011 season.

The extension includes an option for 2012. Doyle was originally named general manager on Oct. 3, 2007.

"From an expansion team in 2008, John Doyle has done an excellent job building the club from the ground up," said Earthquakes President Michael Crowley. "He has built a strong team for this season that is in the heart of the playoff race right now and there is also a very strong foundation for the future. John also deserves a lot of credit for getting our youth academy started this season."

Doyle said he was delighted to retain his job with the club and looked forward to experiencing success with the Quakes.

“I am thrilled to continue my role here with the Earthquakes," said Doyle. "I would like to thank the ownership group for their commitment to this team, especially for the construction of the first-class Nutrilite Training Facility this year and the support to create our own youth academy. We have worked hard for the past three years and I believe that we have built a solid foundation to be a successful team year in and year out in MLS."