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Toronto FC announced Monday that former first-team assistant coach Bob de Klerk has become Technical Manager, while U-17 coach Jim Brennan fills De Klerk's old role.

TORONTO - In a series of unexpected moves, Toronto FC's coaching ranks got a bit of a shaking up on Monday.

The club announced that former first-team assistant Bob de Klerk would be moving away from coaching duties to become Toronto's new Technical Manager, a position that will put the Dutchman in charge of TFC's technical program, including scouting and the training of other coaches.

De Klerk joined the Reds as Aron Winter's assistant coach in Jan. 2011.

Stepping into De Klerk's old position will be Jim Brennan, who was the club's first ever player signing. The former Canadian international joined TFC in Sept. 2006 and was Toronto's captain for the duration of his three-year MLS playing career.

After retiring in early 2010, Brennan was given a role in the Toronto FC Academy, where he eventually took over the reigns as head coach of the U-17 side. The 35-year-old's appointment to first-team coach was effective immediately, as Brennan took part in TFC training on Monday morning.