I am going to go out on a limb here and say that Los Angeles’ disasterous season is not primarily Gullit’s fault. So I wouldn’t rank him as a coaching “bust.”There isn’t a coach in the league, if not the world, that could have done very much with that defense – not one. This mess is primarily on Lalas’ hands, not Ruud’s.
That said, AEG had to do something. And with Gullit apparently selling his house, maybe the Galaxy figured they’d be better off canning him now, before he flees, and thus giving Cobi an early start.