You have to admire the professional approach taken by the organizers of Winnipeg’s latest soccer venture.
The Winnipeg WSA club already has a confirmed place to play, corporate and political support, a financial plan and it introduced a qualified coaching staff on Monday, even if the part-owner did name himself head coach.
Eduardo Badescu, a former professional international head coach and player, will head up Winnipeg’s entry into the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League.
“Yes, I think it’s a little too much (to be both owner and head coach) but it’s necessary at the beginning to save money,” said Badescu, who also introduced two assistant coaches, major corporate sponsors and unveiled the team’s schedule.
Badescu, who operates the local World Soccer Academy, hired former Winnipeg Fury players William Rosales and Constantin Ignat as his assistants. Both are also former international pro soccer players and both work with him at the academy.