Former NYCFC head coach Ronny Deila is available after Club Brugge sacking

  • Ronny Deila, who led NYCFC to the MLS Cup in 2021, is without a job
  • Club Brugge KV fired the head coach after a rough stint with his new team
  • What is next for Deila?

Ronny Deila, formerly of NYCFC
Ronny Deila, formerly of NYCFC / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York City FC head coach Ronny Deilia is out at Club Brugge KV. As fans know, Deila left the Pigeons during the summer of 2022. He moved to Royal Standard de Liège in Belgium, returning to Europe after a successful stint in Major League Soccer.

Former NYCFC head coach Ronny Deila is without a job

Then, after one season, he moved to Club Brugge, one of the best teams in Belgium. It was an interesting move since he only led Standard to a sixth-place finish. Nonetheless, the Norwegian joined Brugge last summer until he was sacked on Monday.

At this time, the club is in fourth place with just a few games to go in the regular season. Deila has done an average job, for the side finished in fourth place the previous season. However, the standards from Brugge fans are high; the current position is not good enough. Hence, the club decided to part ways with the head coach.

Truthfully, NYCFC would have loved to have 14 wins after 30 matches last season, for that is how many Deila had before he was sacked. Surely, many teams would not mind having the 51 points his team earned.

So what is next for the Norwegian? No one knows for sure. He is still a talented coach. He proved with NYCFC that with some time, he can turn a team into a top competitor. There is a reason why the Pigeons won the MLS Cup in 2021 and had a great start to 2022 before he left.

That is why Deila should, if he wants to, find a head coaching job sooner rather than later. He might want to take a break or wait until the summer when more openings will be available.

Some might wonder whether he would want to come back stateside after his success with NYCFC. However, a European club would mean he is closer to his family. Meanwhile, it would not be shocking to see supporters of the Pigeons call for Deila's return if Nick Cushing's struggles continue.

It will be interesting to see where the head coach goes next. Until then, everyone will have to wait and see.