There Can Only Be One: Who Will Be The Next Head Coach for the Montreal Impact?

Ned Dishman

A look at some potential candidates that might have made the list for the Montreal Impact.

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.

Coaching Experience

Years Team Titles
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
2010-2011 Bordeaux n/a
2011-2012 Shanghai Shenhua n/a

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

Coaching Experience

Years Team Titles
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
2005-2005 Portsmouth n/a
2006-2007 FC Sochaux French Cup in 2007
2007-2008 Olympique lyonnais Ligue 1 Champion & French Cup in 2008
Nov.2008-Dec.2009 AS Saint-Étienne n/a
2010-2012 Al-Khor n/a
2010-2012 Qatar olympique n/a

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

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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?

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