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Atlanta United II hire English Premier League vet as head coach

Atlanta United II hired former English Premier League player Jack Collison. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta United has a new coach for their USL team in former English Premier League midfielder Jack Collison. The move comes to fill a void for Atlanta United II when Stephen Glass left for Aberdeen in Scotland’s Premier League.

In Collison, Atlanta United II is adding a personality who has extensive experience as a player but will be making his coaching debut this weekend against Louisville City FC. Prior to this role in the USL, Collison had worked with Atlanta United’s academy teams and has experience at the academy level in his native England with Peterborough and West Ham.