Whitecaps put trust in Dos Santos
Marc Dos Santos has been named the new coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The club announced Wednesday that the Montreal native has been hired as the team’s new head coach. Dos Santos spent the past season as an assistant coach for expansion Los Angeles FC, who were knocked out of the Major League Soccer playoffs by Real Salt Lake last week.
He previously worked with the San Francisco Deltas of the North American Soccer League, where he earned manager of the year honours in 2017.
Dos Santos also guided the Ottawa Fury to the NASL final in 2015, his second and final year with the squad.
The Whitecaps fired coach Carl Robinson, assistant coach Martyn Pert and goalkeeper coach Stewart Kerr on Sept. 25 with just five games left in the season. Whitecaps FC Academy’s Craig Dalrymple stepped in as coach.
Get more Whitecaps and MLS news at thestar.com/soccer
Marc Dos Santos built winning minor pro teams in Montreal and Ottawa. He will now get the opportunity to do the same in Vancouver.