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Montreal Impact tap ex-midfielder Patrick Leduc for operations post

Montreal Impact tap ex-midfielder Patrick Leduc for operations post
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Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo announced the appointment of Patrick Leduc, left, as the administrative director of soccer operations for the club at a news conference at Centre Nutrilait in Montreal on Dec. 6, 2018. Montreal Gazette / Montreal Gazette

Former Montreal Impact midfielder Patrick Leduc has been appointed administrative director of soccer operations, the MLS club announced on Thursday.

“We are very excited that Patrick Leduc will join the club as of Jan. 7,” Impact president Joey Saputo said in a release. “Patrick has profound knowledge of modern professional soccer, as well as being a part of our sport’s new generation. He knows the club’s activities, our reality and our needs. His sense of analysis will be a major asset in reviewing the administrative running of our soccer operations.”

Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo announced the appointment of Patrick Leduc, left, as the administrative director of soccer operations for the club at a news conference at Centre Nutrilait in Montreal on Dec. 6, 2018. Montreal Gazette / Montreal Gazette

Leduc, who ended his playing career in 2011, took part in 222 regular-season games with the club, including 163 starts, scoring 10 goals and adding 16 assists. Leduc, who holds a Canada Soccer B License, most recently served as a performance analyst with the U20 Canadian national men’s team’s technical staff and was also head coach of the Canadian team during the Danone Nations Cup  from 2016 to 2018.

“It’s with great of pride and enthusiasm that I begin this new chapter with the Montreal Impact,” Leduc said in a release. “I had the opportunity to wear the club’s jersey for many seasons and closely follow the club’s evolution since its transition to MLS in 2012. I consider it a privilege to be able to participate in the continued growth of my hometown club. It is with great motivation that I plan to invest myself in my responsibilities, most notably all operations surrounding the Academy and offering support to the Bleu-blanc-noir’s first team.”
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