So earlier this afternoon we ran a story that Mike Sherman would be returning to the Montreal Alouettes as head coach based on the reporting of Didier Orméjuste, the reporter from RDS who covers the team. Here’s his tweet:
That lined up with a Tweet from radio personality Mario Langlois based on an interview with Als linebacker Henoc Muamba, who said that Sherman told the team he’d be back next season.
Mike Sherman a dit à ses joueurs qu’il serait de retour pour diriger les Alouettes en 2019 lors d’une réunion d’équipe cette semaine selon le secondeur Hénoc Muamba. Entrevue aux ADS ce soir au 985fm.
— Mario Langlois (@LangloisMario) October 24, 2018
OK cool, Sherman’s coming back right? Not so fast says Dave Naylor of TSN.
Further on Als and Mike Sherman … news is him saying he wants to be back, not the club saying he will be back. My communication from club president Patrick Boivin says “we won't be discussing the status of anyone in our football operations before the end of the season.” #CFL
— David William Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) October 25, 2018
Whoa, OK that’s a bit different take on things. Sherman “wanting” to be back and Sherman “knowing” he’ll be back are… not same thing. Maybe general manager Kavis Reed can clear this up…
Kavis Reed was at practice today. Most of the journalists requested to interview him but as it’s too often the case, Reed bolted without taking any questions. It would’ve be nice to know if he wants Sherman back as head coach next season. #Alouettes @CFL
— Didier Orméjuste ???????? (@DidierRDS) October 25, 2018
So… we have a head coach saying he’ll back and telling players he’ll be back, a team president saying, in essence, that nobody in football operations is safe and a general manager saying nothing at all.
The Montreal Alouettes are 3-13 and haven’t made the playoffs in four years.