What should we make of Terry Dunfield's tenure as TFC coach?

A distinct lack of character from Toronto FC's players doomed Dunfield's spell as caretaker boss from the beginning.

What should we make of Terry Dunfield's tenure as TFC coach?

Last Saturday's 3-0 loss away to the New York Red Bulls marked the end of a brief era at Toronto FC. 

Once again Terry Dunfield took charge of TFC, fulfilling his duties as interim coach one last time following the dismissal of Bob Bradley on June 26. Dunfield has since given way to John Herdman – hired as Bradley's full-time replacement on Aug. 28. – who has taken over the coaching reins this week ahead of the club's regular season finale at home vs. Orlando City on Oct. 21.   

Dunfield isn't out of a job as he'll stay on as an assistant coach with TFC, having previously worked under Herdman with the Canadian men's team, despite the complete lack of results on his watch. 

With a record of 1-14-0 in all competitions, Dunfield will statistically go down as the worst coach in Toronto FC history, as his 6.67 per cent winning percentage is the lowest amongst the 13 coaches the Reds have had since their expansion season in 2007. Even Chris Armas managed to win more games (two) and have a higher winning percentage (13.33) during his 15-game spell in charge at the start of the 2021 MLS season.