Nowak out as Union coach

The Philadelphia Union and head coach Peter Nowak have parted ways, it was announced on Wednesday.

At a press conference at PPL Park, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz confirmed that the two sides had agreed to mutually part ways after the club got off to a poor start this season in which it claimed only two wins in 11 games.

Nowak is the only coach in the three-year history of the Union, and he leaves with a record of 21-30-24, having guided Philadelphia to the playoffs last term in just the second season for the team.

Assistant John Hackworth will take charge of the Union on an interim basis and he will hope to snap a five-game winless run in MLS when the club hosts D.C. United on Saturday.

Nowak also served as executive vice president of soccer operations for the Union, a position he also no longer holds after Wednesday.