Vanney led Toronto to a hat-trick in 2017, winning the MLS Cup, Fan Shield and Canadian Championship. He holds all the coaching records in TFC history, including managed matches (250) and wins (112). He initially took charge during the 2014 season.
“I would like to thank Mr. Tanenbaum, the Board of Directors and MLSE for their continued support over the past seven years. I admit that I have been extremely fortunate to work for one of the best ownership groups in all sports. I also want to thank Bill [Manning] and Ali [Curtis] for their support and leadership and most of all for the relationships we have developed over the years, ”Vanney said in a club statement. “Thank you to all the staff and players at TFC for the amazing experiences we shared together on this trip. I am eternally grateful to each of you. Finally, to TFC fans. You are truly amazing and the memories and emotions of our greatest nights together will be cherished.
Trophies. Souvenirs. New, unprecedented heights.
Thank you for bringing so much to this city and this club, Greg pic.twitter.com/1G3wrPrBcz
– Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) December 1, 2020
Toronto did not have the reputation it enjoys today before Vanney took over as head coach. The club failed to advance to the playoffs in their first eight seasons in MLS, then shattered that streak in Vanney’s first full season. In addition to the treble in 2017, Vanney helped the club win two more Canadian league titles and two more trips to the MLS Cup.
They also reached the Concacaf Champions League final in 2018, losing on penalties. No MLS club has ever won this competition.
“I only wish Greg the best in the future,” said TFC president Bill Manning. , he has a great personality and a great family man. I thank him for the time well served for our club, his legacy here in Toronto is strong.
Toronto will immediately begin their search for a head coach.