Marc Dos Santos celebrates his San Francisco Deltas’ victory in the 2017 NASL Championship. (San Francisco Deltas / Twitter)

Canadian Marc Dos Santos gets Vancouver Whitecaps coaching job

The club announced Wednesday that the Montreal native has been hired as the team’s new head coach.

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.

“We are excited to welcome Marc Dos Santos to our club,” said Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi. “It’s not often that you find a coach who seeks out the unique learning opportunities and challenges that Marc has accumulated around the world. We believe having Marc now in place as head coach, combined with the additional resources we are putting into our scouting and recruitment department, will set up the club for consistent success.”

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 technical director Craig Dalrymple stepped in as coach and Vancouver finished with a 13-13-8 record, two spots out of a playoff position.

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