Jurgen Locadia's head coach at FC Cincinnati Ron Jans has resigned.

Fellow Dutchman Jans has only been in charge at the MLS outfit since August, but has offered his resignation amid a Major League Soccer investigation into an alleged use of a racist slur.

For the second time in his FC Cincinnati career, assistant coach Yoann Damet will take charge of the side while General Manager Gerard Nijkamp conducts an international search for the club's full-time replacement.

Club president Jeff Berding said: “As Major League Soccer’s investigation unfolded and some themes emerged, Ron offered his resignation and we agreed that it was the best course of action for everyone involved with FC Cincinnati.

“We place the utmost importance on a strong culture within our club, beginning in our locker room, and that every person connected with FC Cincinnati feels valued, respected and trusted.

"Racial and cultural diversity is a major part of what makes the game of soccer so special, and we place the highest priority on respecting every person involved in our game.

"This includes absolutely everyone associated with our club, from our locker room and front office, all the way through to our fans.”

Locadia has joined FC Cincinnati initially on loan, but the MLS franchise — whose season runs from March to November — have an option to make the move permanent in July.