Aug 27, 2013, 7:10 PM EST
Montreal manager Marco Schallibaum, a man of abundant soccer knowledge but also of ample temper, has quickly become one of Major League Soccer’s most intriguing figures.
Also one of the most irascible and polarizing. The man is always seems to be just this side of full-on MMA brawl along the sidelines. He has already been suspended four times for sideline shenanigans.
We know he is an emotional sort. And we can tell that Schallibaum knows what he’s doing; Montreal is far from a finished product, but the Impact certainly looks like a playoff team, especially after hammering away last weekend at Houston. The Impact’s 5-0 victory was the worst Dynamo loss yet, going back to the club’s 2006 move into Texas.
Today we know that Schallibaum will probably be around MLS for a while … surely making the league a more interesting place.
He will, that is, if team president Joey Saputo has his way. Saputo revealed Monday that talks have been going on since July to extend Schallibaum’s contract beyond this year.
Saputo also said that his manager’s inability to stay out of trouble is of little concern, and will have no bearing on his ongoing employment.
When we hired him, the option to extend was based on whether we made the playoffs or not. But I was ready back in July to extend his contract because I think he brings a lot to the club.”
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