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Atlanta Silverbacks part ways with head coach Smith

NASL club Atlanta Silverbacks have announced that they have parted ways with head coach Jason Smith.

The 44-year old has been relieved of his duties at Atlanta Silverbacks Park 14 games into the 2014 season with the club sitting bottom of the table with just 11 points.

The Silverbacks were beaten 1-0 by Minnesota United on the weekend, which was their sixth defeat in a row, prompting president Andy Smith to make a call on the coach.

"Making a coaching change is never an easy decision, but based on the results we felt a change in direction was necessary," said Smith.

"We want to thank Jason for his contributions and wish him the best."

Smith, who initially coached the Silverbacks between 2005 and 2008, will be replaced by assistant Alejandro Pombo who will act as interim for the final four matches of the NASL fall season.

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