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Jim Popp will not return as Alouettes general manager

Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp attends a news conference in Montreal on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Popp will not return as general manager of the Montreal Alouettes. Team president Mark Weighman said the split was done by mutual agreement and that search for a replacement has begun.
Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp attends a news conference in Montreal on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Popp will not return as general manager of the Montreal Alouettes. Team president Mark Weighman said the split was done by mutual agreement and that search for a replacement has begun. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Jim Popp will not return as general manager of the Montreal Alouettes.

Team president Mark Weightman said the split was done by mutual agreement and that search for a replacement has begun.

“Our record over the last several years has not been acceptable,” said director Andrew Wetenhall.

“Our general manager search is focused on…delivering championship football to our fans, supporting the success of our players and staff and giving back to the Montreal and greater Quebec communities.”

Popp did not attend the announcement.

“Jim’s leadership over the last 20-plus years has created a football legacy, delivering Montreal three Grey Cups and eight Easter Division titles during his tenure,” said owner Bob Wetenhall.

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“We are grateful for his dedication and personal sacrifice to the Alouettes franchise.”

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