Jerome de Bontin hired as Red Bulls' GM


HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Erik Soler has been replaced as general manager of the New York Red Bulls by Jerome de Bontin.

The Major League Soccer team announced the front office shakeup on Tuesday, saying that Soler will remain with the club as an internal adviser.

De Bontin will oversee the club's business operations, while Gerard Houllier, who was appointed the head of global soccer for Red Bull this past July, will oversee all sporting aspects of the team.

De Bontin is a board member of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. An Amherst College graduate, he also served as president of the French team Monaco.

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