Revolution name new president and general manager

BY foxsports • November 9, 2011

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.

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