Kwame Ampadu - Assistant coach

Kwame Ampadu is in his first season as first team assistant coach, after being appointed on January 8, 2020.

Ampadu, 48, previously served as assistant coach with Impact head coach Thierry Henry at French club AS Monaco, in Ligue 1, in 2018-19. A UEFA A licensee, they previously worked together within the Academy of English club Arsenal FC.

He began his coaching career in 2005 with Exeter City FC, subsequently working with the U18 team between 2008 and 2012. He then returned with the Gunners in 2012, helping the U14, U16 and U18 teams. He led Arsenal FC U18 to a second place finish in the 2016-17 U18 Premier League Professional Development League.

On the field, Ampadu started his professional career with Arsenal in 1988, before successively playing with West Bromwich Albion, Leyton Orient FC and Exeter City FC in England, and Swansea City FC in Wales. He retired in 2006, after appearing in more than 450 professional games.

At the international level, he represented Ireland four times with the U21 team.