CF Montréal fan-favorite Laurent Ciman returns as assistant coach

A fan-favorite is back in Montréal.

CF Montréal have named former center back Laurent Ciman as an assistant coach with the primary team, because the 35-year-old ends his taking part in career and begins teaching. 

“I am very happy to be back home,” Ciman said in a membership assertion. “It’s been my want for an extended time, and this can be a great alternative for myself and my household. I just wish to contribute to the Club’s progress.”

Ciman spent the last two seasons with Toronto FC, the place he made 29 appearances. He initially got here to MLS in 2015 with Montréal, the place he was a right away success, winning MLS Defender of the 12 months in his first season. That year was Montréal’s best-ever finish in MLS, led by Ciman, Didier Drogba and Nacho Piatti. 

“We’re very happy that Laurent is becoming a member of the teaching workers and that he’s back with the membership,” said sporting director Olivier Renard. “It’s a logical and useful association, particularly realizing the attachment Laurent has all the time had for this membership and this metropolis. We will now rely on his expertise after a fruitful career in Europe, in MLS, and on the international stage.”

Ciman additionally captained LAFC of their enlargement season in 2018.

Previous to becoming a member of MLS, Ciman played within the Belgian first division for Royal Charleroi Sporting Club, Club Brugge, KV Kortrijk and Commonplace de Liège. He made 20 appearances with the Belgian national team. 

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