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  • Octavio Zambrano to be named men's manager

    Duane Rollins

    Former LA Galaxy and MetroStars manager Octavio Zambrano will be named Canadian men's national team head coach on Friday.

    The news was first reported in the Italian source, GazzoMercato. Anthony Totera reported this morning that the new hire would be Ecuadorian.

    It's thought that Javier Livia will be Zambrano's chief assistant.  

    Zambrano has a .587 career MLS winning percentage as a manager, second to Bruce Arena all-time. He most recently managed El Nacional in Ecuador. 


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