MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes Football Club announced that after 21 years of service to the Club, Vice-President & General Manager Jim Popp will not be returning to the Alouettes for the 2017 season.
“Jim’s leadership over the last 20-plus years has created a football legacy, delivering Montreal three Grey Cups and eight Eastern Division titles during his tenure. We are very grateful for his dedication and personal sacrifice to the Alouettes franchise. We know this team is positioned to get back to its winning ways in 2017,” said owner Bob Wetenhall.
The Club already has commenced its search for the next General Manager. Lead Governor, Andrew Wetenhall said: “We are 100% committed to bringing the Grey Cup back to Montreal, and our record over the last several years has not been acceptable. Our General Manager search is focused on candidates that will embrace the Club’s three guiding principles: delivering championship football to our fans; supporting the success of our players and staff; and giving back to the Montreal and greater Quebec community.”