Earl Cochrane has been appointed as the deputy general secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association from January 1 and he will be acting until a permanent solution is found. Cochrane has been out of work for the last few months after being released by Toronto FC where he served as the director of the team. He was also in charge of the player operations as well. He is one of great experience and Canada’s Soccer Association will be extremely happy to have appointed him.
CSA general secretary Peter Montopoli has stated that the association is extremely happy to have Cochrane on the board. The coming few years are extremely important for Canadian soccer since the country will be hosting the likes of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup in successive years. CSA will also be looking to bring in many changes for the upcoming World Cup qualification for the men’s tournament. This will include the new domestic player development system.
CSA’s press release has said that Cochrane will be looking after several aspects of the association including the likes of player registration, national competitions, and player transfers. He will also oversee several aspects of the local clubs as well.
“We are pleased to welcome Earl Cochrane back to our Canada Soccer team. Earl is an organized and versatile sports professional whose experience will be extremely valuable to our organization as we prepare for two of the most important years to date for our sport in this country,” said CSA general secretary Peter Montopoli. “Cochrane will oversee the soccer administration of Canada Soccer, including sport governance, discipline and appeals, player registration and transfers and national competitions,” said the press release from CSA.
Canada have failed to qualify for the World Cup 2014, but will be hoping that the fortune changes in 2018.