Vassili Cremanzidis is in his fifth season within the first team technical staff, and his first as Assistant Sporting Director, following a promotion on January 22, 2020.
He previously returned to the Impact in 2019 as Head of Analysis and Assistant Director of Player Personnel.
Reporting to Sporting Director Olivier Renaud, Cremanzidis is managing the first team’s salary cap, as well as preparing and structuring player contracts. He took an advisory role regarding the different player acquisition processes in MLS and occupies a role in scouting, while also assisting in the development of player profiles that are in line with the club’s objectives.
In his eighth season within an MLS first team technical staff, Cremanzidis acted as Performance Analyst with the Impact first team between 2013 and 2015. He was then responsible for scouting the team and its opposition, while working with the team’s fitness coach on player monitoring and tracking.
He was part of the technical staff that won the 2013, 2014 and 2019 Canadian Championship.
From 2016 to 2018, he was part of the San Jose Earthquakes’ technical staff in MLS, after joining the Western Conference club in 2016 as Analyst, Scouting and Performance. He was then promoted to Head of Analysis and Associate Director of Player Personnel at the start of the 2018 season. He oversaw pregame and postgame analyses, GPS performance analysis and salary cap management as part of his duties.
Originally from Montreal, Cremanzidis, 30, holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Concordia University (2011) and a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University (2013).