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Forrest to coach Whitecaps Residency U-18s, PDL squad

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The Scottish revolution continues with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

On Thursday, the ‘Caps announced that Gordon Forrest will take over the U-18 Residency, the U-23 PDL team and will also manage the development of the club’s coaching staff. Basically, he’ll coach the coaches.

Gordon Forrest

Forrest will work with fellow Scot Stuart Neely, who oversees the Residency.

Of course, since Martin Rennie was named coach of the club back in 2011, the Whitecaps have taken on a decidedly Scottish flavour. Rennie’s assistant, Paul Ritchie, and Designated Players Barry Robson and Kenny Miller are all Scottish. So, the fact that another Scot was brought in really isn’t a surprise.

Forrest is the former coach of East Fife FC, and later became football development manager for New Zealand football, where he worked with the then-coach of the women’s team, John Herdman. Of course, Herdman made the move to Canada where he has revolutionized our women’s program.

 

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