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The Impact is meeting candidates for the head coach position

A few hours after the departure of Jesse Marsch, the Montreal Impact went to work on finding its new head coach for Year 2 in MLS.

Even though the club has remained fairly quiet on the coaching front over the last few weeks, the search is making solid progress.

Scrutinizing 28 coaching CVs that came in from all different corners of the globe, a few candidates met with the club’s technical staff for a second time.

The situation is well in hand, but the management wants to take the time necessary to make the best choice.

Searching for a coach that would complement the club’s philosophy, it will be essential that the new bench boss be able to work on a daily basis with other members of the technical staff, the first team and the Academy, but he must also be able to develop a natural chemistry within the group. The new head coach must speak English and French.

At the same time last year, Impact president Joey Saputo was promising supporters a Designated Player, but reminded all that the conditions had to be the right ones. A few months later, forward Marco Di Vaio touched down in Montreal.

A few days before the New Year, supporters need to be patient and have faith in the organization, which has always acted in the best interest of the club and for the growth of soccer in Quebec.