Swift Orlando City SC exit as Armando Carneiro steps down

It was over before it ever really began with the sudden news today that Orlando City SC Chief Soccer Officer Armando Carneiro has STEPPED DOWN from his role with immediate effect.

As reported by the club’s official website, the former Benfica executive has left his position with the Lions due to personal reasons with club president Phil Rawlins set to take his duties for the remainder of the off-season.

Rawlins himself claimed: “We fully understand Armando’s personal reasons for stepping down from his role and respect his wishes. We thank him for his help and wish him luck with his future career.”

With Carneiro leaving Central Florida in a crucial time for City off the pitch with new recruitments and a new soccer officer now needing to be sought, it’s clearly apparent that Lions fans aren’t losing much sleep over his departure.

In Carneiro’s brief reign, there were of course the hugely unpopular decisions to cut Tally Hall from the roster in November, not to mention the sudden sacking of club legend and assistant coach Ian Fuller earlier this month

Given his spell has now come to an end, many Lions supporters are feeling jubilant. Here’s what they are saying on Twitter…

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