(Toronto) Toronto FC announced Tuesday that assistant general manager Jason Hernandez has been promoted to general manager.

Hernandez previously played as a player for TFC in 2017 and 2018 before moving into a managerial role in 2019.

The New York native started his career in MLS in 2006, with the defunct team Chivas USA. He made a total of 300 appearances for four teams before announcing his retirement in 2018.

He was part of the Toronto FC team that won the MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield and Canadian Championship in 2017.

Hernandez served as assistant general manager for the past two seasons. He has worked to help sign local players as well as engage with former players.

Former Toronto FC General Manager Ali Curtis left the club in November 2021 to take up a role as Senior Vice President of Competition and Operations at MLS Next Pro. The team fired its head coach and athletic director, Bob Bradley, on Monday.