Gabriel: Nowak Out As Union Head Coach

CHESTER, PA- SEPTEMBER 07: Coach Peter Nowak (L) of the Philadelphia Union sits in the bench area during the game against the New England Revolution at PPL Park on September 7, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Peter Nowak has been let go from his position as head coach of the Philadelphia Union, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

A report put out by Kerith Gabriel, who also writes for Philly.com, said that today's 2 p.m. press conference that will be attended by only Nick Sakiewicz, Union CEO and Managing Partner, will confirm Nowak's departure.

The Union is expected to announce that Peter Nowak is out as manager and vice president of soccer operations with the club at a news conference later today, the Daily News has learned.

The Brotherly Game was informed last month that John Hackworth, currently Nowak's no. 2, was set to replace the former Polish international in the event that he and the Union were to part ways.

A Scottish news outlet recently linked Nowak to the open Hearts job, which brought plenty of speculation, especially after the article's author defended his report and said that it was a certainty that the former DC United head coach had submitted his resume for the job.

Nowak coached the Philadelphia Union to a 21-30-24 record over the course of three seasons. This year was considered disappointing by fans after the team managed only two wins in 11 games and has been near the bottom of the overall league standings most of the season.

The 2011 Union were a playoff team that was eliminated in the semi-finals of the Eastern Conference, making this season's poor form and the trades of popular players controversial.

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