Atlanta United named Gabriel Heinze as its manager in December.
Glass took over as Atlanta United’s interim manager in July following the team’s three-game winless and scoreless streak at the MLS tournament in Orlando under previous manager Frank de Boer.
The team was 2-3 at that point. The club finished 6-13-4.
Glass was handed a difficult task. Not only did he not have striker Josef Martinez, who suffered a season-ending injury in the first league game, he had to lead the club through the COVID-19 stops-and-starts protocols and other changes to the MLS season. He also saw one of the club’s Designated Players, Pity Martinez, sold in early September. Martinez was replaced by Marcelino Moreno, who was new to MLS. All of this came with Glass not having time to work with the team in consistent training sessions because once the season resumed there were games every few days for most of the final months.
Glass also tried to lead the club through numerous injuries, including to Ezequiel Barco, another of the club’s Designated Players.
Glass and his coaching staff were repeatedly praised by Bocanegra, President Darren Eales and the players for their work ethic and preparation.
Though the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, Glass helped develop Jon Gallagher, saw Brooks Lennon post quality stats in goals (2) and assists (3), found a way to quickly incorporate Moreno into the lineup, and, by season’s end had the team playing well after finally getting time to work with the team in training camp atmospheres. Glass’ last game in charge saw the club defeat Club America in the second leg of its Champions League series.