Former U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni is set to be named as the coach of the new Orlando team in the NWSL, SI.com has learned. The team itself is set to be announced on Tuesday at a press conference at noon ET. It will join the NWSL in 2016 as the league’s 10th team.
Sermanni, a 61-year-old affable Scot, coached the U.S. for 17 months before being fired in April 2014 and replaced by Jill Ellis. He went on to serve as an assistant to Canadian coach John Herdman during the host country’s quarterfinal run in the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Sermanni also coached Australia for eight years, leading the Matildas to the World Cup quarterfinals in 2007 and ’11.