Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass is set to be reunited with a pair of key figures from his tenure as Atlanta United 2 boss.
Henry Apaloo, Glass’s former assistant with the 2s, has been hired by the Scottish Premiership side. Aberdeen announced the news in a release early Friday morning.
We can this morning confirm that Henry Apaloo has joined the club.— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) June 18, 2021
A highly experienced coach, Henry was formerly assistant coach @atlutd2, alongside manager Stephen Glass.
Welcome to Aberdeen Henry!
Apaloo was a member of Glass’s initial staff in Atlanta in 2019 after Glass was hired to replace Scott Donnelly, who departed after 1 season. Following Glass’s appointment as interim head coach of the first team after Frank de Boer and Atlanta United parted ways, Apaloo was elevated to the MLS level as well. He was thought to be in line to take the reins of ATL UTD 2 following Glass’s hiring at Aberdeen and Tony Annan’s departure for the University of South Carolina, but the organization instead turned to Jack Collison.
And Glass and Apaloo may be set to welcome a familiar face to the Dons.
Reports from as early as May have Aberdeen keen on acquiring the services of Jack Gurr, whose contract with Atlanta was terminated on May 28. With Apaloo now having joined his former boss in Scotland, an official announcement shouldn’t be too far off.
Aberdeen finished the 2020-21 season on 56 points, 4th in the Premiership. It split its final 2 league matches of the campaign under Glass and won its 3rd round Scottish Cup match over Dumbarton before falling in penalty kicks to Livingston in the 4th round.