The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have begun discussions on an extension for head coach Mike O’Shea, according to Sportsnet’s Arash Madani, whose current pact runs through the 2019 season.
Per #CFL sources: Very preliminary talks have taken place in Winnipeg on an extension for coach Mike O'Shea (contact up year-end).
O'Shea's teams the last 3 years have won 11, 12 and 10 games, plus a 2018 playoff win.
Locking him up has to be a priority for the Blue Bombers.
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) January 25, 2019
O’Shea signed a three-year extension with Winnipeg following the 2016 season.
The 48-year-old has guided the Bombers to the playoff three straight years going 33-21 over that span. Since becoming the bench boss in the Manitoba capital, O’Shea has compiled a 45-45 regular season record and 1-3 in the post-season.
O’Shea along with the Canadian Mafia of general manager Kyle Walters and president Wade Miller took over a Bombers team that went a league-worst 3-15 in 2013 and have turned the Winnipeg football club into a consistent winner.
Considering the state the franchise was in when O’Shea arrived, the extension has been well earned.