The Kansas City Current announced Monday that Vlatko Andonovski has been appointed as the club’s Head Coach and Sporting Director. He will be introduced at a press conference Monday morning. This confirms the information sources told the KC Soccer Journal Friday. He will be
Andonovski returns to coaching in the NWSL after leading the U.S. Women’s National Team for the past four years. The U.S. was 51-5-9 with Andonovski in charge with a Concacaf W Championship in 2022, a Bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and four straight SheBelieves Cup (2020-2023) championships.
“We are thrilled to welcome Vlatko to the Current,” said Kansas City Current co-owners Angie Long and Chris Long via press release. “We talk all the time about our desire to be the best women’s football club in the world, with Vlatko that brings us one step closer to that goal. His football acumen and his penchant for developing talent will keep this team competitive on the world stage and make Kansas City a destination club for players across the world.”
Andonovski returns to the city and league where he had his greatest success. While not known outside of the Kansas City region, he was named the head coach of FC Kansas City in the inaugural season of the NWSL. He made a name for himself when he led Kansas City to the playoffs in the first three seasons, winning the NWSL Championship in 2014 and 2015. In his five seasons with FC Kansas City and two with Reign FC, Andonovski compiled a record of 78-50-52 across all competitions and is one of only five coaches to have presided over 150 or more games and one of two coaches with multiple NWSL Championship titles to his resumé.
“Kansas City is home, and always will be,” said Andonovski. “This club is very ambitious, and they have an ownership group willing to do what it takes to meet their goals. I am grateful to Angie, Chris, Brittany and Patrick for this opportunity to lead my hometown team. The fans here have always been passionate, and it has been so exciting to see them grow and make Kansas City one of the best atmospheres in the NWSL, and it will only get better in the new stadium.”