The LA Galaxy have announced that former club captain Peter Vagenas has been named the team's general manager in addition to his current role of vice president of soccer operations.
In his new role, Vagenas will oversee all soccer activities of the LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II and Galaxy Academy.
Vagenas will replace Bruce Arena as the club's general manager. Arena, who was named U.S. national team head coach last week, was also the Galaxy's head coach and the team is continuing to search for a replacement for that half of Arena's dual role.
“Peter has been an influential figure in the continued growth of the LA Galaxy both on and off the field for a long period of time,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein in a club release. “In each of his roles with this club – team captain, academy director and VP of soccer operations – he has consistently shown an unparalleled dedication and expertise.
Vagenas played 13 years in Major League Soccer, representing the Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps and Chivas USA in addition to the Galaxy. He retired in 2012.