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Peter Vagenas promoted to LA Galaxy GM

Passback Pete earns promotion

LA Galaxy v New York Red Bulls Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls

Alexi Lalas has prematurely blew the lid on today’s LA Galaxy conference call with some big news.

The Fox Soccer analyst has revealed Vice President of soccer operations Peter Vagenas has been promoted to the role of general manager, replacing Bruce Arena.

At 11 am, club president Chris Klein is expected to formally announce Vagenas to his new position, who will serve as the general manager while also resuming his former duties.

The LA Times managed to talk with Klein beforehand.

“Peter has been an influential figure in the continued growth of the Galaxy both on and off the field,” Klein said. “In each of his roles with the club - team captain, academy director and VP of soccer operations - he has consistently shown an unparalleled dedication and expertise.”

From Vagenas himself:

“I look forward to working with both our front office and coaching staff as we push to win championships while further aligning all of our operations within the Galaxy, Galaxy II and the Galaxy Academy,” Vagenas said.”

The search for a new manager continues.