Wilfried Nancy departs CF Montréal

MONTREAL – CF Montréal announced Tuesday the end of the Club’s association with its head coach Wilfried Nancy who was contractually bound for the 2023 season.

CF Montréal reached a financial agreement with the Columbus Crew which also includes the departures of assistant coach Kwame Ampadu, fitness coach Jules Gueguen and video analyst Maxime Chalier.

“Despite the Club's efforts to have Wilfried continue our project, we were forced to accept his decision to leave the organization. We want people who want to be with us and Wilfried has chosen a different path,” said CF Montréal President and CEO Gabriel Gervais. “I would like to thank him for all his years with the Club and in particular, for what he accomplished with the first team over the past two seasons. We wish him and his assistants the best of luck in their future careers.”

“I want to thank Wilfried for his two years as head coach. I would have liked to continue the Club's project with him. Despite his departure, our philosophy remains unchanged,” said CF Montréal Vice-President and Chief Sporting Officer Olivier Renard. “The hiring process for the next head coach is already underway and I am confident for the future.”

Wilfried Nancy, 45, was appointed head coach on March 8, 2021. Prior to that, he had been an assistant coach with the first team since January 7, 2016. He had also coached with the CF Montréal Academy from 2011 to 2015.