Hernan Losada becomes ninth head coach of CF Montreal

Hernan Losada (Steve Grzesiak, Wikimedia Commons)

According to Jonathan Sigal of mlssoccer.com, Hernan Losada of Buenos Aires, Argentina has become the ninth head coach in the history of CF Montreal. The news was announced on Wednesday.

This will be the second head coach/managerial job for Losada in Major League Soccer. He previously coached D.C. United from January of 2021 to April of 2022. In that time, D.C. United had a record of 17 wins, 19 losses and five draws for a winning percentage of .415. When Losada was hired by D.C. United on January 18, 2021. he became the youngest head coach in the MLS at 38 years old.

Losada also coached K Beerschot VA in the Belgian league from October of 2019 to January of 2021. In that time, he had a record of 20 wins, 14 losses and eight draws.

As a player, Losada was a midfielder in professional football leagues in Argentina, Chile, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He played for Club Atletico Independiente in Argentina from 2003 to 2005, Universidad de Chile from 2005 to 2006, Beerschot in Belgium from 2006 to 2008, 2011 to 2013, and 2015 to 2018, Heerenveen in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2010, Charleroi in Belgium from 2010 to 2011, and Lierse in Belgium from 2013 to 2015.

Losada replaces Wilfried Nancy of France in Montreal. On December 6, Nancy left CF Montreal to be the head coach of the Columbus Crew. CF Montreal is coming off a great regular season. They had 65 points, the second most points int the Eastern Conference, only behind the Philadelphia Union, which had 67 points.

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