It is dumb that some of the fan base sees the bolded as a requirement for your coach (or captain). Pick the best person available for the job regardless of what language they speak. As long as they can communicate with the players, that is the only thing that matters.
You could be finnish and I would not care if you don't speak french as a Habs coach.
You know the media here will eat that coach raw with some salt and pepper.
There is so many anglophone coach but the people here can't understand that we would get the best available coach without this stupid restriction.