Real Salt Lake Technical Director Dan Egner Resigns Effective Immediately

Sep 25, 2020, 4:01 PM
Real Monarchs General Manager Dan Egner hoists the 2019 USL Championship trophy. Photo courtesy: Re...
Real Monarchs General Manager Dan Egner hoists the 2019 USL Championship trophy. Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake’s Technical Director Dan Egner has resigned effective immediately, according to current General Manager Elliot Fall.

Fall broke the news to the media following a press conference earlier today.

A Heartfelt Goodbye

“Dan is a guy that has been with the club for I believe five years now in different capacities, he has served as the General Manager for the Monarchs for the last several years and really made a huge impact especially at the USL level and the Monarchs level for this club,” Fall said.

“Leading the charge and putting the roster together last year that won the championship and he was a huge part of the roster build and has worked really closely with us on the first-team level as well this year. Dan has an opportunity to move on and try something new that he has been exploring for a while and he has decided that now is the right time for him to make that jump so he is going to do it,” Fall continued.

“It is truly disappointing for the club as we are losing a good person but we are also really excited for Dan and what he is going to be able to do,” Fall said.

What Is Next?

Fall decided it was not his place to share what exactly Egner will be doing moving forward or where his next adventure lies. However, Fall stated that his next job will not be “moving on with another club or anything like that.”

Egner’s role within the Real Salt Lake organization has been impactful, to say the least. Egner was responsible for putting together the Real Monarch’s only Championship team in 2019 where a number of those players are now finding success with the first team.

Egner’s responsibilities will be shared among the front office staff before the announce any new hirings within the front office.

Not Related To Investigations

The news comes during a tumultuous time at the club. The MLS and NWSL are currently investigating the club for a number of different allegations which has since resulted in owner Dell Loy Hansen to announce his intent in selling the organization. Other well-known figures, such as CEO Andy Carrol and Utah Royals head coach Craig Harrington have taken leave of absences because of the investigation.

The Egner news is not related to the pending investigation, rather, the departure signifies a change in scenery for the former RSL Technical Director.

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