Change in the organization chart of CF Montreal

Former Impact color bearer Patrick Leduc will take on new responsibilities within the CF Montreal organization, as he will play the role of Director of Soccer Culture and Stakeholder Relations, while his headquarters in Director of the Academy will now be occupied by Marinos Papageorgopoulos.

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As indicated in a press release issued on Monday, Leduc will work as an expert and resource person for the marketing and communications department « for all activities to develop and promote soccer culture to club stakeholders. « . However, he will continue to work with the Academy during the transition.

« It is essential for us to promote soccer culture and continue to reconnect with the community, » said CF Montreal President and CEO Gabriel Gervais. Patrick Leduc takes on these new responsibilities as the club enters a new era in MLS with the arrival of Apple. Patrick’s dynamism, as well as his knowledge of the world of soccer and the culture of the team will allow him to act as a vector of change in the way our brand is delivered to our fans. »

In order to replace Leduc, who had been in charge since July 2020, the Academy will rely on Papageorgopoulos. The latter joined CF Montreal on June 23, 2021 as Director of External Program Development for the Academy. In 2016, the 48-year-old Montrealer was named director and associate head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy.

« Marinos takes over after working closely with Patrick and successfully leading various external Academy projects over the past year, » added Gervais. His approach, his professionalism and his expertise in the world of soccer has not gone unnoticed within the club since his arrival.

Papageorgopoulos is a former co-director of the Laval Regional Soccer Association, technical director of the Chomedey Soccer Club and coach of the U15 and U17 men’s provincial teams.


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