Rob Gale To Retire As Valor FC Coach Immediately, Team Announces – Winnipeg | The Canadian News

Valor FC has replaced its general manager and head coach, citing a lack of results on the field.

The team’s president and CEO said in a statement Thursday that Rob Gale, who had served as coach and general manager since the team’s inception in 2018, was fired, to be replaced by the former professional player and MLS assistant coach. , Philip Dos Santos.

“This morning, Rob Gale was informed of the decision that we would not renew his contract for 2022 as general manager and head coach of Valor,” said Wade Miller.

“I want to thank Rob for all his work in our organization, for laying a solid foundation for the Club and for his best efforts in leading the club. This is a results-driven business and those results have not met our expectations. “

Miller said Valour’s assistant coach / general manager Damian Rocke and goalkeeping coach Patrick Di Stefani will remain in their roles.

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Dos Santos, who most recently served as an assistant with the Vancouver Whitecaps, played professionally in Europe and Africa, before becoming involved in the Canadian national team’s development program and coaching at various levels in North America.

“We have a good group of players in our locker room and I have no doubt that Phillip will work to improve our results and make Valor fans proud for years to come,” Miller said.

“Phillip has vast experience as a professional coach. We are excited for him to join the Valor FC family and work with our talented players and assistant coaches. ”

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The team is currently three points behind last playoff spot with 10 games remaining.

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