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Paid Their Dues: Nowak Got a Job

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Maybe they didn't Google him?

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Drew Hallowell

Former Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak is now the technical director for Antigua & Barbuda. The decision was made late last month.

As the technical director, Nowak will not likely be involved with the players on a day-to-day basis, which is great for their sakes. Considering that he was a great player with a sharp soccer mind, Nowak should be successful in growing soccer in the small Caribbean nation. Of course, his only major downfalls as a head coach were his corruption, mental and physical abuse, and general dickbaggery.

On a personal level, the move is a good one for Nowak. After his disgraceful termination from the Union in 2012, he took a job at a youth soccer club in Delaware. That is, um, quite the drop. Though they are still nowhere near competing for anything within CONCACAF, Antigua & Barbuda are ranked higher than they have ever been in FIFA's rankings (70).

At best, Nowak turns A & B into an outfit that can consistently qualify for the group stages of World Cup Qualifying. In the 2014 cycle, they managed to frustrate some of the bigger teams--including the United States--at home, and Nowak will look to build on that. If things go awry, Nowak can always fall back on corruption. Either way, his future looks bright.