Toronto FC introduces new GM Tim Bezbatchenko

Toronto FC announced the hiring of Tim Bezbatchenko as general manager Friday. (QMI Agency)

Toronto FC announced the hiring of Tim Bezbatchenko as general manager Friday. (QMI Agency)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:25 PM ET

Toronto FC confirmed Friday morning that Tim Bezbatchenko has been named the club's new general manager.

Flanked by Bezbatchenko and TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen, MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke announced his latest appointment two weeks after sacking former president and GM Kevin Payne.

Bezbatchenko formerly played for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the North America third tier and worked as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP before joining MLS.

The Reds are currently 4-14-11 and are in jeopardy of finishing with their least amount of wins in club history with just five games to go.

Toronto returns to action on Saturday when it plays host to Sporting Kansas City, looking to win for the first time in eight matches dating back to an Aug. 4 win at New England.

The Reds have scored just once in their last three games, while they have conceded seven times.


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