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Chicago Fire dismiss coach Frank Yallop, hire Nelson Rodriguez as GM

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire have dismissed coach Frank Yallop and hired MLS executive Nelson Rodriguez as general manager.

Technical director Brian Bliss will serve as interim coach for the final five games.

The shakeup, announced on Sunday, comes with the Fire at league-worst record. They are nine points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

On top of parting ways with Yallop after nearly two seasons with Chicago, the Fire have let go of assistants Marc Bircham and Clint Mathis.

"I share our fans' frustration and, while we've enjoyed success off the pitch, I'm obviously not happy with the results on it," Fire owner Andrew Hauptman said in a club statement.

"I felt the need to make changes now in order to better position ourselves for the offseason and beyond. I have tremendous confidence about the future of this club in Nelson's hands and am beyond thrilled to bring him to Chicago."

Rodriguez, a former Chivas USA and MLS executive, is scheduled to join the organization Oct. 19 and will lead the coaching search.

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