Former LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid dies at the age of 65

Former LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid dies at the age of 65

- Ex LA Galaxy gaffer Sigi Schmid is dead as he failed to win battle against heart problems

- He was said to have been on admission at the hospital for the past three weeks before he died at the age of 65

- Sigi was a native of Germany who moved with his family to California at the age of 4

Former LA Galaxy gaffer Sigi Schmid who was known as the most successful coach in the history of the MLS has died at the age of 65.

Before his demise, Sigi was said to have been hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center three weeks ago in need of a heart transplant.

But there was no report whether he got the heart transplant or not until his death was announced on Tuesday, December 25.

''Our family is deeply saddened by his passing and is taking this time to grieve the loss of a tremendous husband, father, leader and mentor.

''We also recognize how much Sigi meant to so many people across the U.S. Soccer landscape and around the world at different levels of the game,'' the family of the deceased said in a statement according to Dailymail.

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Sigi Schmid led teams to two MLS titles, the first with the Galaxy in 2002 and the second with the Crew in 2008, and was a two-time MLS Coach of the Year.

A native of Germany who moved with his family to California at the age of 4, Schmid collected 266 regular-season and postseason victories in MLS.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Swedish professional football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it clear that he is not ready to leave American club Los Angeles Galaxy amid speculation about his future.

The 37-year-old striker has recently been linked with a return to Europe with Premier League side Manchester United and AC Milan reported to be interested in his signature.

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now stated clearly via a video on social media that he is not done yet with Los Angeles Galaxy.

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