Miami, Florida (July 3, 2023)
It is with sad thoughts but an exciting message to share that our USL League Two Head Coach for the last two seasons, Marcello Alves has been promoted to the Interim First Assistant Coach for the USL Championship side Miami FC! Marcello has been working with the Miami FC USL Academy and leading our first team for this last season! We will miss Coach Marcello but excited to be able to watch him at the next level.
“I’m sad to say good bye to MAC as I have been enjoying leading the team so far this USL League 2 season. However I am extremely honored and excited to join the coaching staff for Miami FC first team at the USL Championship level. Thanks for all the great memories and relationships built during my time with MAC and I am still close by cheering for MAC to win the conference and advance into the playoffs.” Marcello Alves
“On behalf of the Miami Athletic Club, I wanted to express our heartfelt gratitude for your outstanding contributions as the Head Coach of our USL League Two team. We are incredibly proud to announce your well-deserved promotion to the position of interim Assistant Coach at Miami FC. Congratulations!
I’ve known and worked with Marcello since 2008. I am very excited to see him take this step into professional coaching at the next level and excited to see how he can help improve the environment at Miami FC! He has worked tirelessly for the last few years to provide players the best opportunity and has assisted players with making it to the next level. This transition continues to provide the clubs stance and excitement of player and coach development. We aspire to get all members of the club to the next level, weather that is our coaches, players, and/or interns so we are all excited to see Marcello grow and stay connected with our organization. Best of luck profe and thanks for the years of dedication!
As you embark on this new chapter of your coaching career, please know that our support and admiration will always be with you. We have full confidence in your abilities and know that you will excel in your new role at Miami FC.
Once again, congratulations on your well-deserved promotion, Marcello. We are immensely proud of your achievements and grateful for the indelible mark you have left on our club. You have truly exemplified what it means to be a dedicated and inspiring coach, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing your continued success.
Wishing you the very best in all your future endeavors!” Mayowa Owolabi
In light of Pulis’ departure, Miami FC has appointed Lewis Neal as the interim Head Coach. Neal, a former professional soccer player, has been a part of the Miami FC coaching staff as an assistant since December 2022 and will be accompanied by Ryan Tham and Giueseppe Weller who remain on in their respective roles within the technical staff. Also joining on an interim basis as an assistant coach to the First Team is Marcello Alves who has been serving as the Head Coach of the Miami FC USL Academy team, helping further foster the connection between the Academy and the First Team.
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