Marcel Bellefeuille appears to be Montreal’s choice for head coach but there’s a catch.
The 51-year-old speaks English and French fluently and he has a history with the Alouettes franchise as a position coach and coordinator. He has been a head coach in the past for Hamilton.
— Didier Orméjuste ???????? (@DidierRDS) December 19, 2017
Bellefeuille took a team that had suffered through four straight losing seasons and made them competitive again going 26-28 and leading the Ticats to three straight playoff appearances. A 1-3 post-season record ultimately led to Bellefeuille being let go by the Tabbies, but he left the organization in a much better place than it was found.
Since moving on from Hamilton, Bellefeuille was the offensive coordinator in Winnipeg for three seasons and the last two years he’s been the B.C. Lions receivers coach.
Bellefeuille could meet many needs of the Montreal market because he’s bilingual, experience rebuilding teams and as a head coach.
UPDATE: A source has told 3DownNation that Orméjuste’s report is not accurate. Veteran Montreal Gazette reporter Herb Zurkowsky backed that up.
With all due respect to my good friend @DidierRDS, I'm told Marcel Bellefeuille is not in the equation when it comes to the #Als' next head coach. But this never-ending saga changes daily, if not hourly.
— Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) December 19, 2017
— David William Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) December 19, 2017