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Revolution place head coach Bruce Arena on administrative leave for alleged inappropriate remarks

Revolution head coach Bruce Arena on administrative leave
Revolution head coach Bruce Arena on administrative leave 02:14

BOSTON -- The New England Revolution announced Tuesday that head coach and sporting director Bruce Arena has been placed on administrative leave amid an ongoing investigation being conducted by Major League Soccer.

The investigation is related to allegations that Arena made "insensitive and inappropriate remarks."

"The organization takes any allegations of workplace misconduct extremely seriously and is working closely with the League and fully cooperating with its investigation," the team said.

Arena, 71, joined the Revs in 2019. He led the club to a record-breaking regular season two seasons ago when New England won the Supporters' Shield and finished with an MLS record 73 points. Arena is the all-time winningest coach in MLS history and also owns the most wins of any coach with the U.S. Men's National Team. 

The Athletic reported that technical director Curt Onalfo and assistant coach Richie Williams will take over Arena's duties during his absence. The Revs are next in action Thursday night when they host Atlas FC in the Leagues Cup Round of 32.

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