Huge singing for the New York Cosmos signing who have hired the King Eric Cantona as it’s director of soccer as the Cosmos hope to become the 20th team in Major League Soccer. Cantona will work with former United States midfielder Cobi Jones, who is the club’s assistant director of soccer.
“It’s a big project, a wonderful project,” Cantona said. “The Cosmos are very strong, beautifully made, with a great past. It’s kind of a mix between football and art. I will do everything that I can to help us first find our way to regain the No. 1 position in the United States, and then for us to become one of the best clubs in the world over the coming years.”
The Cosmos bought the name of the old NASL team, don’t even have a stadium in the New York area.
“Three years ago, when I first had the idea of reviving the New York Cosmos, I couldn’t have dreamt that we’d be able to attract an icon the likes of Eric Cantona,” Cosmos chairman Paul Kemsley said in a statement. “It’s a personal thrill for me, as he was one of my heroes during the 1990s and is a further endorsement to the tremendous global attraction and power that the New York Cosmos carries. Our name already resonates throughout the world and so will our football team.”
Big signing for the Cosmos, especially from a PR perspective. The Cosmos are still the most famous soccer team in America, and adding them to MLS in the next three of four years will give the league a huge boost.