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Despite calls from fans for his return, the former Montreal Impact coach told Swiss newspaper Le Matin that there wasn't any chance of him coming back.

MONTREAL -- Montreal Impact fans nostalgicaly chanted Marco Schällibaum's name on Saturday, while the team endured a fifth defeat in only its ninth game of the season.

The Impact, who now sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, played some of their best soccer under Schällibaum last season, sitting atop the conference for most of the campaign. But with a late season collapse, followed by an immediate and emphatic elmination from the playoffs, Schällibaum's tenure with the Impact wouldn't last more than one season.

Speaking to Swiss newpaper Le Matin on Monday, Schällibaum explained that there wasn't a chance of him making a return.

"I spent an amazing year in Montreal, a year rich in experience and emotions, but after the discussion I had with my former president, we concluded that our paths had divided," Schällibaum said.

Now residing in Switzerland, Schällibaum said that he was pleased to hear of the Impact fans voicing their approval of him. 

"It's nice," Schällibaum said. "It's a nice recognition, and it shows that I didn't do such a bad job over there."

Schallibaum also confirmed that the Impact are still paying his wages until the end of 2014.

Klopas not in immediate danger

Speaking out on his Twitter account just before the conclusion of Saturday's game, club president Joey Saputo promised that "changes would be coming" at the Impact.

A source close to the club clarified to Goal Canada this week that Saputo wasn't implying a coaching or staff change, but that he was only referring to a change of player personnel.

For the time being, Frank Klopas' position as head coach remains safe.

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