The former head coach of the Canada Under-20 Men’s National Team has been chosen to lead Valour FC, Winnipeg’s new soccer team.
Rob Gale was announced Monday and will also take on the role as the club’s general manager.
“As a coach, Rob brings a tremendous amount of experience to this club, along with his vast knowledge of the game and player pool,” said Wade Miller, president and CEO of Valour FC.
“Winnipeg is his home, and he is passionate about growing the game not only in Canada, but here in our city.”
A native of Zambia, Gale joined Canada Soccer to coach the U-20 team in 2014, and previously served as technical director for the Manitoba Soccer Association. While with the MSA, Gale achieved great success helping develop over 30 players that went on to represent Canada and accumulated numerous medals with provincial teams, including a gold at the Western Canada Summer Games in 2007. He also lead the provincial all-star team to four bronze medals between 2009 and 2013.