The Chicago Fire To Hire Frank Yallop?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Reports indicate that the Chicago Fire will swap out one Frank for another.

Ives Galarcep is reporting over at Goal.com that the Chicago Fire are set to announce Frank Yallop as the Fire's new head coach. This news is coinciding with the Fire Front Office scheduling a press conference tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. where Andrew Hauptman will be making an announcement of some kind, so perhaps this rumor has some legs to it.

Galarcep is also reporting that the Yallop would only be a head coach, which would mean there will still be a vacancy in the Technical Director position.

Yallop would bring a lot of MLS experience to the Fire. He had two stints with the San Jose Earthquakes. His first tenure was from 2001 to 2003, where he was named the 2001 MLS Coach of the Year and won 2 MLS Cup titles (2001 and 2003). Frank's second tenure was from 2008 to this past July when the Quakes relived him of his duties. In 2012, Frank won his second MLS Coach of the Year award along with the Supporters' Shield.

In between his two coaching shifts in San Jose, Frank briefly coached the Canadian National Team and the L.A. Galaxy.

For those of you who might not have been paying attention to the MLS coaching shuffle, there was a lot of speculation that Yallop was headed to the Vancouver Whitecaps. If there is one thing that is certain about this rumor, it's that Yallop is not heading to Vancouver.

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Thankfully, I was able to screen cap that gem of tweet because it appears that the Vancouver Whitecaps have deleted the it.

The Vancouver twitter account does have a point. The media is not always accurate, and a rumor is still just a rumor even if it has "CONFIRMED" written in front of it. One thing we can count on is that we will most likely have an answer tomorrow morning as Hauptman is probably not holding a press conference just to hand out Halloween candy.

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