EDMONTON – Edmonton Eskimos President and CEO Len Rhodes announced Saturday afternoon that the club has relieved Eric Tillman of his duties as general manager effectively immediately.
“I have spent considerable time looking at the future direction of this club and did not see Eric as a part of this team moving forward,” Rhodes said. “We will begin our search for a new general manager immediately and hope to have a successor in place by the end of the calendar year.”
Tillman joined the Eskimos in September 2010. Since then, the club has had back-to-back playoff appearances. In his 12 years as general manager with Edmonton, Saskatchewan, BC, Toronto and Ottawa, Tillman has four Grey Cup appearances with three wins.
Edmonton finished its regular season Friday with a loss, 30-27 to the Calgary Stampeders.
The Eskimos qualified for the post-season on a cross-over berth and will take on the Toronto Argonauts in East Semi-Final.