The Montreal Impact may have found their man.
According to TSN Radio 690's Tony Marinaro, the Impact recently had talks with current SSC Napoli tactical assistant Enzo Concina about replacing deposed boss Jesse Marsch for the 2013 season, and Concina is believed to be currently considering the Impact’s offer.
SCOOP P1: The Montreal Impact have had talks with Enzo Concina about the vacant head coaching position. Concina, is in a period of reflexion— Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) November 26, 2012
Concina, 50, played the vast majority of his professional club soccer with Italian clubs, but he also has a tie to Canada that could make him a uniquely perfect fit in Montreal. Born in Italy but raised in Toronto, Concina was capped four times by the Canadian national team between 1988-93, scoring his only goal on his debut.
A center back by trade, Concina had stints with Italian sides Piacenza, Monza, Ravenna, Cesena, Pavia, Nola and Forlì before ending his career with the Montreal Impact as part of their 1994 APSL championship-winning team.
The Impact, meanwhile, boast three prominent Italian players on their roster: striker Marco Di Vaio and defenders Alessandro Nesta and Matteo Ferrari. Mauro Biello has been serving as caretaker boss since Marsch's departure.
In accordance with their policy concerning rumors about team personnel, the Impact declined to comment when reached by MLSsoccer.com.