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Schallibaum plays down Montreal Impact sack rumours

Marco Schaillbaum has responded to suggestions that Montreal Impact are set to sack him.

Rumours emanating in Colombia indicated that Schallibaum was set to be replaced by former Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who is currently in charge of Medellin-based Atletico National.

But former FC Basel and Young Boys boss Schallibaum has dismissed those premature claims.

"People, these days, forget a lot of things quickly," Schallibaum told reporters.

"We can't forget that we're near the top of the table, that we won the Canadian Championship, that the Cup got us to the Champions League. I was surprised, but that's life: People forget things fast and try to hurt others.

"I'm a bit hurt, that's true. But a wounded tiger is more dangerous. That's what I told the team today: it's up to us to show that to people who think otherwise. But we know what we've done so far."

Despite failing to win in their past four MLS outings, the Impact remain third on the Eastern Conference table and fifth on the overall standings.

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