There has been plenty of speculation as to how happy Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is to lose money on the CFL, but they are certainly content with the man in charge of that operation.
On Thursday, MLSE announced a five year extension for Toronto Argonauts president Bill Manning. Manning, who assumed the role after MLSE purchased the club in 2018, also serves as president of Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.
“Bill has brought invaluable experience to MLSE as President of TFC and the Argos, but more importantly, he has had an important hand in creating a company culture focused on winning and giving back to our community,” MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum said in a statement.
Manning was equally excited for the job security and has big plans for the Argonauts.
“Today I am thankful to MLSE and our ownership group for their belief in me and I am so appreciative of all the talented staff members and great players who have worked with me here in Toronto,” Manning said .
“We will continue to fill the TFC trophy case, and I look forward to lifting the Grey Cup soon with Michael Clemons and Ryan Dinwiddie. I’m grateful to the fans of both TFC and the Argos for welcoming me and my family to this special city and for all of their support.”