Former Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze has been appointed the third Atlanta United head coach after signing a two-year contract, the club announced on Friday.

“This is a milestone moment in Atlanta United history, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Gabriel as our next head coach,” club president Darren Eales said.

“Gabriel’s playing philosophy and commitment to youth development closely align with our ideas at Atlanta United, and we are happy to welcome him as we move into our club’s next chapter.”

More to follow.