Disclaimer: This is basically a hopeful attempt to match a potential profile with potential candidates for the head coaching job for the Montreal Impact.
Jean Tigana - 57 years-old
The French International Legend , part of Les Bleus' ''le Carré Magique'' , has experience as a player and as a coach to take on new projects.
|1993-1995||Lyon||2nd in Ligue 1 in 1995|
|1995-1999||AS Monaco||Ligue 1 Champion in 1997, UEFA Cup 97 & UEFA CL Semi-Finals 98|
|2000-2003||Fulham FC||Promotion to the EPL in 2000|
|2005-2007||Besiktas JK||Turkish Cup in 2005|
He fits the profile of being bilingual, having experience with pros and youth systems whether it was with Lyon or Monaco with veterans like Fabien Barthez, Emmanuel Petit, Enzo Scifo or Sonny Anderson. He also helped launched the careers of young players like Philippe Christanval, Willy Sagnol, Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet.
Whether Jean Tigana is interested in coming to MLS or can the Montreal Impact afford him is another story but the profile is interesting.
Alain Perrin - 56 years-old
|1995-2002||ES Troyes AC||Intertoto Cup in 2001|
|2002-2004||Olympique de Marseille||3rd in Ligue in 2002|
|2004-2004||Al Ayn Club||n/a|
|2006-2007||FC Sochaux||French Cup in 2007|
|2007-2008||Olympique lyonnais||Ligue 1 Champion & French Cup in 2008|
With a similar profile than Tigiana in the diversity of experience, Alain Perrin brought up players like Jerome Rothen and Mamadou Niang (respectively had excellent careers at AS Monaco/PSG and Olympique de Marseille).
Alain Perrin will not come cheap as would any head coach with that type of experience with European clubs
Who do you like as the next Montreal Impact Head coach? Which coach that is currently free or might leave to come to MLS and join the ranks of the Impact?