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Montreal owner Saputo hands presidency duties to Gilmore

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: (L-R) Kevin Gilmore, Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson of the Montreal Canadiens leave the leagues legal offices following the National Hockey League Board of Governors meeting on December 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Montreal Impact owner Joey Saputo is giving the reins of his club to a new president.

Saputo announced Tuesday that he’s handing over presidency duties to Kevin Gilmore, the former chief operating officer of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens.

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The Saputo family founded the Impact in 1992, and Joey Saputo shepherded the club into Major League Soccer.

The Impact is coached by Remi Garde, the former Aston Villa boss, and has Designated Players in Ignacio Piatti and Saphir Taidir. The Bleu-blanc-noir just started training camp.

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