THE CANADIAN PRESS
MONTREAL -- The Alouettes may be the next Montreal sports team with a bilingual coach.
Candidates to replace Marc Trestman will be headed to Florida for interviews this week, the CFL team announced Wednesday.
Team owner Bob Wetenhall said in a statement that the criteria for the new coach were to strive for a winning team, to be involved in the community and to work at "institutionalizing the franchise in Montreal.
"In this process we are paying special attention to reviewing possible candidates from Quebec as well as other candidates from Canada, especially those who are bilingual,'' he added. "In the end, I will select the candidate whom I believe is best qualified to continue with our mission.''
Reports have said bilingual candidates may include former Edmonton Eskimos coach and GM and current University of Montreal coach Danny Maciocia, Laval University coach Glen Constantin and B.C. Lions offensive co-ordinator Jacques Chapdelaine.
Sports betting website Bodog has Maciocia and Constantin listed as the co-favourites to take the job at 2-1. Former Winnipeg coach Paul LaPolice, who is not bilingual, is next at 5-2. Former Alouettes receiver Ben Cahoon is a longshot at 20-1.