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    HFX Wanderers FC Adds Ex-Real Madrid Coach Alejandro Dorado To Staff

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    Excerpts of the following story posted on January 12, 2022 are from

    The Halifax Wanderers Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Alejandro (Alex) Dorado as First Team Assistant Coach to Stephen Hart.

    Dorado, who hails from Madrid, Spain boasts an impressive coaching resume, most recently serving as Assistant Coach to Rafa Benitez at Dalian PRO in the Chinese Super League. He began his coaching career as a youth coach for the Spanish Football Federation (2010-2012) before joining Real Madrid as an Academy Head Coach for six years. In 2018, Dorado enjoyed his first coaching appointment overseas with FC Honka in Finland before joining Benitez’s staff in China through to May 2021.

    “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Alejandro to Halifax,” says Head Coach Stephen Hart. “Alejandro impressed us throughout his interviews with his knowledge of the game as well as the thoroughness of his research of the team, the club and the city. We share a common vision for our club development and a belief in how football should be played on the front foot.”

    Alejandro Dorado at Real Madrid's training facility in Madrid, Spain.
    Alejandro Dorado, in the Real Madrid sports city. (FdV) Courtesy of

    In addition to his coaching pedigree, Dorado holds a series of excellent qualifications. He has earned a UEFA PRO license and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science as well as several Masters Degrees in Player Identification and Development, Sports Psychology, Big Data/Analytics and High Performance and Periodization Training. As a fun fact for our Wanderers fans, Dorado was introduced to the club by his agent and former Halifax player Alex De Carolis, who has launched his own successful agency based in Europe.

    “Alejandro’s resume speaks for itself – he’s an astute tactician with a strong technical understanding of football,” explains Sporting Director Matt Fegan. “I think our ability to attract a coach of Alejandro’s calibre from overseas to the Wanderers speaks volumes to the growing stature of the Canadian Premier League and the Club we are building.

    “After a thorough interview process with several candidates, we felt Alejandro was the ideal fit for Stephen, his staff and the players. He comes with a wealth of experience, despite still being a relatively young coach, and also speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. Beyond working on the pitch with the current squad, Alejandro will also be a tremendous asset in helping our players prepare and optimize their performances through their work off the pitch. Alejandro’s extensive relationships throughout the global game will also help us attract quality players to Halifax.”

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