Ottawa Fury FC today announced the appointment of Phillip Dos Santos as the North American Soccer League (NASL) club’s first Technical Director. Dos Santos is currently the Technical Director of the Lac St Louis region in Montreal; a region with 27,000 registered players. The 35 year old will join Fury FC on August 15. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
After a short career as a footballer at the semi-professional and professional level in Portugal and Mozambique, Dos Santos developed a huge passion for coaching football and moved to Canada in 2004. He has experience at both the provincial and national levels. He has previously held head coaching positions at the Quebec National Training Centre (NTC) program and several Quebec Provincial youth teams.
He is a well-respected staff coach with the Canadian Men’s National Program. He is presently the assistant coach of the Canadian Men’s U20 National team as and will also lead the Canadian team at the upcoming Francophone games in Nice, France.
“I am very proud and honoured to join the Ottawa Fury FC organization - these are exciting times for the Club,” said the newly appointed Phillips Dos Santos. “I look forward to the opportunity and challenge of making Ottawa Fury FC a reference for North American soccer when it comes to player and coaching development. The idea is to develop and equip players for the modern game, players that will grow with the ambition of becoming Fury FC players, players that want to win and succeed with the Club.”
Dos Santos will be responsible for the management and growth of the Fury Grassroots and Community programs as well as the Fury FC Academy.
“Attracting a coach of Phillip’s calibre to Fury FC is huge step forward toward reaching our goal of elevating Ottawa and the Fury FC Academy to being a true national centre of excellence and player development, said Fury FC President, John Pugh. "He brings experience, dedication, professionalism and a passion for teaching the game to our club. Together with the appointment of his brother Marc as our NASL head coach, this is a real game changer for soccer in Ottawa.
Dos Santos holds an “A” License from the European Union of Football Association (UEFA) and has developed strong relationships with many professional European clubs. He holds both Canadian and Portuguese citizenship and is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
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