Argos coach search nears end

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 6:45 PM ET

There’s a chance that the Argonauts could settle on a new head coach next week.

The Argos have interviewed Scott Milanovich, the Montreal Alouettes’ offensive co-ordinator, and told Milanovich that he should know some time in the following seven days whether he will be the next coach.

Though the future of general manager Adam Rita is said to be on shaky ground as the ownership issue grinds on, and that he could be out no matter who winds up owning the team, Rita interviewed Milanovich along with Argos president Bob Nicholson.

Other leading candidates for the job, vacant since Bart Andrus was fired a month ago after an ugly 3-15 season, are said to be former Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Doug Berry, Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall and Calgary Stampeders defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones.

But a source indicated that as of Thursday, the Argos had not been in touch with either Jones or Marshall and that Berry had not been interviewed.

As for the ownership situation, co-owners David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski continue to look for another investor. Sources say that Sokolowski has stopped putting money into the team, but wants to stay on.

If another partner is not found, the expectation is the team would be sold to David Braley, who also owns the B.C. Lions.

Though the optics of one person owning two teams would not be good for the CFL, the league might be willing to look past it, if only because of Braley’s solid reputation.


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