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Montreal Impact will not retain head coach Wilmer Cabrera for 2020 season

The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that head coach Wilmer Cabrera will not be returning to the club for the 2020 season. His contract ran out after the 2019 season.

Cabrera joined the Impact in August, after the dismissal of Remi Garde, and Cabrera led them to the 2019 Canadian Championship, the first head coach to win the U.S. Open Cup (with the Houston Dynamo) and Canadian Championship in consecutive years. 

But with the Impact in peril of missing the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, Cabrera's regular-season record of 2W-4L-1D was not enough to get Montreal to the postseason.

In a team statement, the Impact thanked Cabrera for his work with the club and announced their search for a new head coach is already underway.

“I want to thank the Montreal Impact for the two months I have spent in this beautiful city working with the club,” said Cabrera in statement. “Our agreement has ended, which from the beginning was only for two months. I feel proud that we have won the Canadian Championship, a title that the supporters and the club were looking to win since 2014. I wish the club all the best and I want to acknowledge the commitment and effort of its amazing players.”