One thing Whitecaps fans can't accuse their club of being is overly patient.
Twelve games into their first Major League Soccer season, the Caps replaced coach Teitur Thordarson with Tommy Soehn.
Today, with Soehn preparing to coach his 12th MLS game for Vancouver, the club will announce they've agreed to a multi-year deal with 36-year-old Scot Martin Rennie to take over in 2012.
The club has called a press conference for 10:30 a.m. at Empire Field.
Soehn — who is 2-6-3 after Sunday's 4-2 home win over the Chicago Fire — will see out the season, then is expected to focus solely on his director of soccer operations duties.
Rennie currently coaches the Carolina RailHawks of the second-tier North American Soccer League, which the Whitecaps played in last season.
The RailHawks are rolling to a regular-season title at 14-2-3. Rennie has quickly climbed the North American soccer ladder since moving from Scotland in 2005 to join the fourth-tier Cascade Surge in Salem, Ore.
He guided the Cleveland City Stars to a USL-2 (third division) title in 2008, then moved up to USL-1 (second division) with Carolina, rebuilt the squad from scratch and finished two points shy of a regular-season title in '09.
Carolina was the NASL's top regular-season team in 2010 and made the championship final.
For four straight seasons, Rennie has been up for coach of the year, winning the honour with Cleveland in 2008.
Rennie attained his UEFA 'A' coaching licence at age 26 after a knee injury ended his playing career.
He's one of the youngest ever to earn his 'A' licence and went through the courses with current Rangers manager Ally McCoist, as well as Finnish national team boss Mixu Paatelainen.
As of Tuesday, the Caps will have announced as many coaches as they have MLS wins.
Icelandic coach Teitur Thordarson started the season but was replaced on May 30 after a 1-5-6 start for the franchise.
The hope now is that Rennie can provide success and stability.
The timing of the hire will give him the chance to evaluate the squad down the stretch — though from a distance — and have a say in player moves.
Both Caps assistant coaches, Scottish-born Colin Miller and Costa Rican-American Denis Hamlett are on multi-year deals.
The club also recently announced the hiring of Norwegian goalkeepers coach Marius Rovde.