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Ottawa Fury names Canadian Marc Dos Santos as head coach

The 2014 NASL expansion team Ottawa Fury FC has confirmed on Thursday the hiring of former Montreal Impact bench boss Marc Dos Santos as their head coach for their inaugural season.

Club president John Pugh made the announcement during a video conference.

Dos Santos, who will turn 36 next week has spent the last two years in Brazil, including stints as Youth Academy coach with Palmeiras and with Desportivo Brasil's U-20 squad.

Holder of a UEFA coaching licence, Dos Santos led the Montréal Impact to the USL First Division title in 2009, defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps in the final.

He also won a CSL National Division title at the helm of Montreal's affiliate Trois-Rivières Attack in 2007.

Click here to listen to the complete audio from the conference: Ottawa Fury FC Announces Marc Dos Santos as HC

Canadian Soccer News has also learned that former Canadian national team head coach Stephen Hart and former TFC interim head coach Nick Dasovic were interviewed for the position.