The Montreal Alouettes announced that after 21 years of service in the organization, the Vice President and General Manager Jim Popp will not be back with the team for the 2017 season.
"The leadership of Jim over the past twenty years has left a legacy of football our fans, while Montreal has won three Grey Cups and eight division titles during his time with the team. We are grateful for his dedication and for his personal sacrifices. We know that this team is in position to regain the path to victory in 2017, "said the owner of the Alouettes, Bob Wetenhall.
The organization has already begun seeking its next CEO. "We are fully committed to bringing the Grey Cup in Montreal and our record in recent years is unacceptable, said the main governor Alouettes Andrew Wetenhall. Our next CEO will have to adhere to three basic principles of the organization is to deliver Championship football to our fans, to place our players and our employees in a position to succeed and give back to the community of Montreal and Quebec. "