Silverbacks announce front office, coaching moves

The Atlanta Silverbacks have enhanced their relationship with former interim coach Eric Wynalda and added a new assistant to the club.

On Monday, Wyanlda was named the Silverbacks' technical director. He will focus on player development and scouting, while head coach Brian Haynes, who was picked by Wynalda, will manage team-related decisions and day-to-day operations.

"I'm thrilled to continue my relationship with the Silverbacks, and I'm just excited to try and help the club achieve the success on the field that they're striving for," said Wynalda, who will still be an analyst for Fox Soccer.

The team announced the hiring of Franklin McIntosh as an assistant coach on Tuesday.

McIntosh has spent 16 years in Atlanta, first as a player for the Atlanta Attack indoor soccer team and later as a youth soccer coach. He played with Haynes on the Attack and the Orlando Lions, a professional outdoor soccer team.

"I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Silverbacks coaching staff," said McIntosh, a native of West Bromwich, England, who is now an American citizen. "My goal is to do whatever I can to help Brian and help the club get to where they're supposed to be -- at the top of the league."