The Canadian Soccer Association have given current FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller the interim head coach job of the Men’s National Soccer team. The CSA will continue the search for the full time head coach while Miller will lead the team in a January preseason camp. The squad will also play two friendlies against Denmark in Tucson, AZ on January 26th and against the USA on January 29th in Houston, TX.
The January matches mark the beginning of Canada’s preparations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, slated for July in the U.S., should Canada not have a coach in place before then, Miller will coach the squad during the tournament.
Miller was born in Scotland and played for the Canadian national team 61 times during his international career. The 48-year-old has been an assistant coach with the Canadian national team before. He has also spent time as an assistant with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Currently, Miller will begin his first season as head coach of FC Edmonton of the NASL.
Assisting Miller will be former UBC thunderbirds women’s head coach Mark Rogers. Rogers played seven times for the Canada throughout his career.
Paul Dolan, who has represented Canada as a player 53 times, will remain in his post as the goalkeeper coach.