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    Dos Santos Won’t Be Coming To Atletico Ottawa

    Vancouver Whitecaps Marc Dos Santos Interview
    File photo courtesy of the Northern Tribune December 29, 2021:

    The following story is courtesy of the Northern Tribune on December 29, 2021:

    Atletico Ottawa’s search for its second-ever head coach won’t see Marc Dos Santos return to the capital city.

    The Canadian Premier League is in need of a new boss after formally announcing the departure of head coach Mista yesterday, though whispers of his exit began in late November. The Spaniard guided the club to an 8-10-17 record across two seasons in the CPL, with the side finishing bottom of the league this year.

    Atletico Ottawa Mista 2021
    With Atletico Ottawa launching during a pandemic, it was a tough spell for Mista.

    Fans had been eyeing Marc Dos Santos as a highly-touted CPL hire ever since he departed from the Vancouver Whitecaps in August, with his brother Phillip Dos Santos eventually landing with Valour FC.

    While Marc Dos Santos had told us in November that he was looking to break ice for Canadian coaches abroad rather than looking inward, rumours of a potential return to Ottawa still ramped up after he had attended an Atletico Madrid match whilst completing the second portion of his UEFA Pro coaching license in Spain.

    See Also: ‘I Left The Whitecaps In A Very Good Place’, Says Dos Santos

    Speaking with Northern Tribune, the 44-year-old head coach has officially taken himself out of the running, stating that he is focused on obtaining his UEFA Pro license and that there was ‘no chance’ of a return to Ottawa right now.

    Marc Dos Santos USL Win
    Marc Dos Santos won the USL with the Montreal Impact in 2009.

    For the rest of the story on Marc Dos Santos taking himself out of the running for Atletico Ottawa’s search for its second-ever head coach, please go to the Northern Tribune story from December 29, 2021:

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