Revolution name new president and general manager

Brian Bilello is the new president and Michael Burns the new

general manager of the New England Revolution.

Wednesday’s moves come 16 days after Steve Nicol was fired

following 10 seasons as coach. Bilello said he expects to name a

new coach within a week after a season in which the Revolution

finished last in the Eastern Conference, going 5-16-13.

Bilello spent the past six seasons as chief operating officer of

the Revolution, focusing on business operations. In his new

position, he’ll also oversee the soccer operations. He succeeds

Sunil Gulati.

Burns had been vice president of player personnel the past four

seasons. Now he’ll handle all aspects of the soccer operations,

including coaches and player moves. Burns played for the Revolution

when MLS began in 1996.