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Wayne Thomas swaps the Conference North for the MLS

The MLS is a growing league, but in a bid to instil some quality they’ve turned to an unlikely place: Worcester City in the sixth tier of English football.

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The BBC report that Thierry Henry’s old side the New York Red Bulls have snapped up 35 Worcester City veteran defender Wayne Thomas and he will become a coach in their academy set up.

Worcester manager paid tribute to his ex-player, saying “Wayne is at the back end of his football career and he’s had an opportunity to take a coaching role with New York Red Bulls through their academy set-up”

“He asked me if we would release him from his contract early and obviously I’m going to do that”.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity that he couldn’t turn down and it’s fully deserved.”

Whether signing a agricultural centre back as an academy coach is a wise move for New York remains to be seen…

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