Wednesday, January 23, 2013
INTERESTING APPROACH. I LIKE IT!
The interview process will continue with a number of candidates being invited to owner Bob Wetenhall's winter home in Palm Beach, FL at the end of this week and will continue into the following weeks until the successful candidate is selected. These interviews will take place with the owner as well as with General Manager Jim Popp.
"In this selection process, as in the ones before, my criteria will be consistent with our mission; institutionalizing the franchise in Montreal, having our coaches and players dedicated to making a difference in the community, and having a winning team," said Wetenhall. "In this process we are paying special attention to reviewing possible candidates from Quebec as well as other candidates from Canada, especially those who are bilingual.
"In the end, I will select the candidate whom I believe is best qualified to continue with our mission."
Having joined forces in the hiring of Alouettes head coaches in the past, Wetenhall and Popp's last two searches led them to hire Don Matthews and Marc Trestman, two of the Alouettes all-time winningest coaches.
"The process for candidates has always been there mentally in case we were looking for a new coach. After putting approximately 40 to 50 names on paper, the process of narrowing down started," declared Jim Popp. "Since then, I have had preliminary talks with a number of candidates to determine who would be invited to meet with Mr. Wetenhall and I. They have all had specific criteria to meet, and if not, then they would not be considered.
"We are now getting down to the final list of candidates and will be inviting them for interviews in a short time frame."