Statement From Mo Johnston

“I'd like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude for being given the role as inaugural Head Coach and Manager, Director of Soccer Operations for Toronto FC. This club has grown to become one of the finest teams in MLS and it's been an honour to be part of it from the beginning.

[inline_node:4602]I'd like to express my thanks to Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment for the opportunity and support they've shown over the years. This is a first-class organization and it has been a dream to work for this company.

During my four years in Toronto I've grown to love this city and country. I would also like to express my appreciation to the phenomenal supporters who have created the foundation for a successful club. I believe these supporters and this club will be the driving force in the growth of soccer in Canada. The establishment of this club will prove to be the turning point in the development of this sport.

I wish everyone involved with the club the greatest success. TFC will always be in my heart.”