New Coach for the Whitecaps!!!

December 24, 2007 at 1:00 am | Posted in General Football, Vancouver Whitecaps, Whitecaps Season 2008 | Leave a comment

I am very pleased indeed to see that the Caps have hired a very good coach for the Caps.  This guys is as good as I believe we can get on the market right now.   I had though that Colin Miller was the likely choice, but this guy has the edge on Colin in coaching experience.  He was a good player too, playing in the tough Northern European leagues.  His emphasis will be on developing younger players in an attacking style, which is great because former coach Lilley’s style (or lack thereof) was really getting on the fan’s nerves.  Lilley’s emphasis was on recruiting US based college grads, who were great athletes, But whose developmental potential was lacking: they were as good as they were going to get.  Getting younger players in should help us get faster and more skilled players into the team.  Players should not have to wait until they are 24 to get into the side. I am dying for the new season to start!!!  Check out the new coaches stats below:

Teitur Thordarson Coaching Career

Assistant coach Todd Wawrousek and
new head coach Teitur Thordarson
Year Team League GP W L T GF FA Ranking
2006 KR Reykjavik Iceland Premier 18 9 6 3 23 27 2/10
2005 UI 1/Kisa Norway Div. 2 N/A 5/14
2004 UlI/Kisa Norway Div. 2 N/A 4/14
2003 FC Lyn Oslo Norway Premier 26 8 12 6 34 45 10/14
2002 SK Brann Norway Premier 26 8 15 3 35 52 12/14
2001 SK Brann Norway Premier 26 12 9 5 63 48 7/14
2000 SK Brann Norway Premier 26 14 7 5 53 40 2/14
1999 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia Premier 28 13 7 8 60 33 3/8
1998 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia Premier 14 11 1 2 46 14 1/8
1997-98 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia Premier (Fall) 14 12 1 1 39 6 1/8
Estonia Premier (Spr.) 10 7 1 2 34 10 1/6
1996-97 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia Premier (Fall) 14 9 3 2 27 9 2/8
Estonia Premier (Spr.) 10 7 1 2 25 7 2/6
1996 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia Premier (Spr.) 10 6 2 2 14 3 2/6
1995 Lillestrøm SK Norway Premier 26 11 7 8 50 36 4/14
1994 Lillestrøm SK Norway Premier 22 12 5 5 42 23 2/12
1993 FC Grei Oslo Norway Div. 2 N/A 8/14
1992 FC Lyn Oslo Norway Premier 22 11 7 4 33 29 5/12
1991 FC Lyn Oslo Norway Premier 22 8 9 4 26 26 4/12
1990 SK Brann Norway Premier 22 11 5 6 34 25 4/12
1989 SK Brann Norway Premier 22 9 10 3 28 31 7/12
1988 SK Brann Norway Premier 22 7 11 4 16 30 9/12
1987 Skövde AIK Sweden Div. 1 South 26 5 14 7 23 43 14/14

Teitur Thordarson Playing Career

Year Team Country League
1987 Skovde AIK Sweden Division I South
1985-86 Osters IF Sweden Premier League – Allsvenskan
1985 Yverson-Sport FC Switzerland Ligue 2
1984-85 AS Cannes France Ligue 2
1981-83 Racing Club de Lens France Ligue 1
1978-81 Osters IF Sweden Premier League – Allsvenskan
1977 JonkOpings Sodra IF Sweden Division 2
1969-76 IrOttabandalag Akraness Iceland Premier League – Landsbankadeild

Iceland National Team – 1972-85

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