Montreal Impact has appointed Frank Klopas as its new manager. He will take over from Marco Schallibaum.
Klopas has got a decent amount of experience in the field of management. He has been managing teams since the last 9 years.
The 47 years old Swiss had been in charge of Chicago Fire in the last couple of seasons. He got sacked from there in October last year and since then; there were speculations that he might be making his way to Saputo Stadium. Those speculations didn’t prove to be wrong.
Klopas’ tenure as manager at Chicago fire was quite good. He managed them in a total of 76 games out of which they won 34. He also guided them to the MLS play offs once.
Klopas had a fairly successful playing career as well. He featured for as many as 5 clubs during his 16-year long playing career and scored more than 80 goals. He also represented United States of America at international level for about 8 years.
It is believed that the relationship between Klopas and Nick De Santis who is the sporting director of Montreal Impact is quite good and that’s one of the reasons why he has been selected for this job.
Apart from the appointment of a new manager, the Coaching Staff of Impact is more or less the same. The fitness coach and the goalkeeping coach are going to continue in their respective roles.
Klopas might be adding one or two persons more in the staff. However, nothing regarding that is clear yet.
Impact hadn’t performed up to the expectations of the fans in the last MLS season. They had secured 49 points in 34 games and that was not satisfactory at all considering the kind of players they had got.