CF Montréal assistant Wilfried Nancy says he is ready to replace Thierry Henry as head coach

The CF Montréal head teaching function has solely been vacant for just a number of days, however somebody is already throwing his hat within the ring to replace Thierry Henry: the team’s assistant coach Wilfried Nancy.

Chatting with members of the media Tuesday, Nancy said that he has been ready for the job for some time, and mentioned what life as an assistant coach has been like.

“I am ready for that for a protracted time however I do know my place,” Nancy said. “As an assistant coach for me it was a very good formation as a result of it’s been an actual formation and possibly I’m going to come back as an assistant coach and it will likely be good additionally for me. The truth that I used to be capable of see a number of coaches with completely different personalities, with completely different ideas, alternative ways to see football, for me it was a present.”

Nancy turned an assistant coach at Montréal in 2016 after 5 years of working within the academy. As an assistant, he has labored under Mauro Biello, Remi Garde, Wilmer Cabrera and Thierry Henry. That have has given him a transparent imaginative and prescient for the team.

Nancy was keen to point out, although, that he wasn’t getting forward of himself on the subject of being chosen as Henry’s successor.

“‘I am not saying that I’ll be the coach soon,” he said. “Perhaps it could possibly be now, possibly it could possibly be later, I don’t know. I’m very snug with that and every little thing is evident with the membership. However I’m desperate to have the ability, sooner or later, to coach the team as a result of that is the conventional development for me.”

For now, Nancy is concentrated on his activity of guiding a young Montréal team because the MLS season approaches. He feels that the squad is well-suited to his own goals of resetting the team after Henry’s sudden departure.

“My job to start with is to information the players who need what I would like,” Nancy said. “The truth that the team is youthful, it could possibly be simpler for them to know and to information towards what I would like. As a result of once you coach older players generally they’ve bad habits and so to change that’s troublesome. It can occur but it surely’s simpler when you’ve gotten a young team to play the way in which you need.”

That dynamic will prove important as Nancy clearly plans to display his skill to guide a team, and notably one he has 10 years of familiarity with.

“Immediately I do know what I would like,” he said. “I do know what sort of path I wish to give to the membership.”


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