The speculation is over in Montreal. The Impact announced today that Frank Klopas has been named the club's head coach and director of player personnel. Klopas will keep the assistant coaches in place but will also have a technical director to deal with and a sporting director above him. The question of how that hierarchy will operate or who will have the final say on player decisions can probably only be answered by owner Joey Saputo who downplayed rumors of a coaching move after our initial report that Klopas was interviewing with the club last Friday.
The Fire will face Montreal three times in 2014 with trips to Canada on April 12 and August 16. The Impact don't come to Toyota Park until October 5.
It will be odd to see Klopas on the other sideline.