Vanier Cup coach declines Als interview

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 1/24/2013 11:22:00 AM

An online casino may have given him good odds to land the vacant Alouettes job, but Rouge et Or head coach Glen Constantin says he's not ready to replace Marc Trestman.

Constantin tells CJAD 800 he was invited to a Florida interview today with GM Jim Popp at the home of Alouettes owner Robert Wetenhall but has politely declined the opportunity.

Constantin readily admits he's got 2 assistants who should be of interest to the Als for their staff and says rival head coach Danny Maciocia is obviously a worthy candidate as well.

"He'd be a great candidate."

"I was very honoured and felt privileged....they go for the right people so I was very flattered," says Constantin.  "For me it would not be the best timing---I've committed to people in the middle of recruiting and I wasn't ready to tell him (Jim Popp) I was ready to put a staff together."

"The timing was wrong for me."

"Marc Fortier is a coach who's done outstanding work and been at CFL camps so I wouldn't be surprised to get a call once the new coach is hired and they want young bilingual faces.  They should be seriously considered."

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  1. Geo posted on 01/26/2013 08:46 PM
    That's too bad for the Al's.. Constantin would have been just right.
  2. als rule against gabe posted on 01/28/2013 06:04 PM
    the man knows his limitations good for him!! which makes him unlike the bums that blog on the als website forum like lestaf el al!!
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