Former Watford Academy coach Chris Cummins named Toronto FC head coach

Watford Observer: Chris Cummins takes up first head coach position at Toronto. Picture: Jane Parr Chris Cummins takes up first head coach position at Toronto. Picture: Jane Parr

The man attributed with bringing Ashley Young to Watford has just been named the new manager of Toronto FC.

Chris Cummins, the Hornets former assistant Academy manager, has this evening been unveiled as the interim boss for Toronto, who are top of America’s Major League Soccer Eastern Division.

Cummins, who left Vicarage Road in controversial circumstances in January 2007, has been assistance coach at the Canadian club since May 2008.

But the 37-year-old was given the top job after successfully filling in following former Luton coach Jim Carver’s resignation last week.

Cummins was sacked by Aidy Boothroyd in January 2007, two weeks before Watford sold Young to Aston Villa for a combined fee in the region of £9.65m.

Cummins was in a long-running dispute with the Hornets following his departure as he claimed he was entitled to as much as £240,000 after the Young sale.

It is understood he had a condition in his Watford contract which entitled him to a 2.5 per cent share of the money the club received for any player he discovered during his time as a part-time scout under Graham Taylor.

The despite was finally ended in December last year after a meeting with new chief executive Julian Winter.

Following his exit from the Hornets, Cummins became director of youth football at rivals Luton before reuniting with Carver and former Watford forward Mo Johnson at Toronto.

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9:11pm Wed 29 Apr 09

Hexham Hornet says...

Good luck to him. He obviously has an eye for talent. It's good to see Mo J is still involved in the game.
Good luck to him. He obviously has an eye for talent. It's good to see Mo J is still involved in the game. Hexham Hornet
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12:30pm Thu 30 Apr 09

Yellowfever says...

Will mo jo be at the cup final reunion? i hope so!
Will mo jo be at the cup final reunion? i hope so! Yellowfever
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9:43pm Thu 30 Apr 09

HOOF says...

Yet more pointless,uninterest
ing news.
Yet more pointless,uninterest ing news. HOOF
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