CF Montréal fires coach Hernán Losada after 1 season

CF Montréal fired coach Hernán Losada on Thursday after one season with the club. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The team also fired assistant coach Sebastián Setti and said the search for a new head coach is underway.
  • Montréal finished the season 12-17-5 and 10th in the Eastern Conference.
  • The club hired Losada last December after Wilfried Nancy left Montréal to become the coach of the Columbus Crew.


CF Montréal entered 2023 on the heels of a successful 2022 season where the club went 20-5-9 and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals of the MLS playoffs. The team was eliminated by NYCFC, but its postseason run marked a huge moment for Montréal. Before a 2-0 win over Orlando City in round one, Montréal had gone five seasons without an MLS playoff win.

But Montréal missed the playoffs by two points this season, recording only one win in its final nine regular-season matches (with five losses and three ties). The team was eliminated on MLS Decision Day with a 2-1 loss to the Crew.

Losada previously coached D.C. United from 2021-22 and compiled a 17-19-5 record. The club fired him in April 2022.

Before his coaching career, Losada played professionally from 2003 to 2018. He recorded 101 goals and 55 assists over 370 games while playing for clubs in Argentina, Chile, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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