Olsen to be named D.C. United head coach | Soccer By Ives

D.C. United took a good look around as it considered who to make head coach come 2011 before decided it already had the man for the job.

Ben Olsen will remain D.C. United head coach for the 2011 season, removing the interim tag he has held since taking over for Curt Onalfo, who left D.C. in the midst of a horrific season.

The club will introduce Olsen on Monday, sources told SBI on Sunday. He took over a team in shambles, and while he couldnt keep the team from finishing with the worst record in MLS, Olsens team did play better and did manage some good results late in the year. One of the most beloved players in club history, Olsen began the 2010 season with no coaching experience, but did well enough to earn a chance to keep the job after D.C. considered several other candidates.

What do you think of the decision? Like the job Olsen did as interim head coach? Were you hoping for someone else?

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