CF Montréal announces additions to technical staff 

MONTREAL – CF Montréal announced on Sunday additions to its 2023 technical staff for the upcoming MLS season.

Eduardo Sebrango and Hervé Diese will join the first team coaching staff as assistants. In addition, as part of the synergy with CF Montréal's partner club, Bologna FC, Luca Bucci will be responsible for the goalkeeping development methodology for the entire Club, including the Academy and partner clubs (CIP), while Francesco Morara, an assistant coach with CF Montréal in 2022, has returned to Bologna. Morara will, however, continue to have an occasional supervisory role in youth development in Montreal. Finally, Louan Schlicht will be returning as a video analyst.

Born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sebrango is a former striker who made his mark both in Montreal and throughout North America. In 2022, he was an assistant coach and coach specializing in individual training with CF Montréal’s U23 side. He made his debut with the Club's Academy in 2016 as head coach of the U14 team, before becoming head coach of the U15s. As a player, he played with the Montreal Impact in the USL from 2002 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2011, winning championships in 2004 and 2009. Sebrango was also on Montreal’s roster during the Club’s inaugural 2012 MLS season. He was a notable standout in the Club's first appearance in the Concacaf Champions League in 2009, scoring two goals in the first leg of the quarterfinals against Santos Laguna. On the international scene, Sebrango played 24 games with the Cuban national team, scoring 16 goals. He has a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Diese was previously an assistant coach with Angel City FC of the NWSL since February 2022. He also served as both head coach of the U16s and assistant coach of the U19s with Orlando City SC's academy from July 2020 to February 2022. He began his career as the head coach of the women's varsity program at the United Nation International School in New York City. At the collegiate level, he served as an assistant coach for the University of Chicago men's team. A dual Congolese and South African national, Diese holds a UEFA B license, obtained in Germany in July 2019.

Luca Bucci worked his way up the Italian soccer ranks as a professional player for over 20 years. After training with Parma at youth levels, he joined the first team in 1986. At the senior level, he also played for Casertana, Regianna, and Perugia before joining Torino in the Italian top flight where he played 160 games between 1998 and 2003. After retiring as a player, he became goalkeeping coach at Parma, from 2011 to 2015, before taking the same position with Bologna FC, from 2015 to 2022.

Schlicht joined CF Montréal in March 2022 as a video analyst. Previously, he had been a performance analyst with the Haut-Richelieu Celtix.

On January 2nd, CF Montréal announced head coach Hernán Losada would also be supported by assistant coaches Laurent Ciman and Sebastián Setti, fitness coach Barthélémy Delecroix, assistant fitness coach Stefano Pasquali, as well as goalkeeping coach Romuald Peiser.