The brain trust is back: Bombers extend assistant GMs Ted Goveia, Danny McManus

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended the contracts of senior assistant general manager Ted Goveia and assistant general manager and director of U.S. scouting Danny McManus through 2023.

Both men originally joined the club in December 2013 under general manager Kyle Walters and have played essential roles in Winnipeg winning back-to-back Grey Cup titles (2019, 2021). Goveia was the finalist for the GM job in Edmonton and reportedly interviewed for the same role in Ottawa.

“There has been a lot of uncertainty over the past couple of weeks with guys getting spots and how all the dominos were falling into place around the league,” McManus told “But it worked out for us to all stay together. We all work well together, which is awesome.”

“I feel like I’m fortunate to be where I’m at and down the road something will happen,” said Goveia. “And if it doesn’t, I’ll just continue to work hard. I love being in football and I enjoy the experience. I’ll enjoy it this coming year and next year and we’ll see what happens after that. My whole life has been in football. I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything.”

“I believe (becoming a GM) will happen, but in the meantime my focus is on the responsibilities I have now and serving this team.”

Winnipeg’s front office is now set to return in its entirety for 2022 as the team looks to defend its back-to-back Grey Cup titles.