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Chargers G.M. search “winding down”

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The Chargers are planning to hire a new general manager before they move on to finding their next head coach and they should reach the end of that process in the next few days.

That was the message from team president Dean Spanos, who said that the team’s road trip to interview candidates over the last few days has left them close to making a decision about who will take over the job vacated by A.J. Smith.

“The process is winding down. As you know, we’ve been on the road the last few days and just returned to San Diego,” Spanos said, via the team’s website. “It was a productive trip as we were able to meet with a number of people in a short period of time. Hopefully we can make a decision within the next day or two.”

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the team’s current director of player personnel Jimmy Raye and Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco are considered the top two candidates for the job. Acee also reports that Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is “at or near” their list of coaching candidates whether or not Telesco winds up getting the G.M. post.

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10 Responses to “Chargers G.M. search “winding down””
  1. greysolon says: Jan 6, 2013 8:44 PM

    It would be interesting to see who they’ve actually interviewed. Spanos made it sound as if they’ve been on the road doing all sorts of interviews, but all they’ve done is go to Indy and NJ and back to San Diego.

    Seems like a smokescreen to hide the fact that Jimmy Raye was already deemed the successor to AJ with the idea that he’d work closely with John Spanos on personnel.

  2. riseabovecancer says: Jan 6, 2013 8:55 PM

    What ever makes the Chargers a winning football program again…But to be really honest…Jimmy Raye or Tom Telesco is not the answer. They should look else where…There are alot of better suitable General Mangers out there that could help turn around this team.

    If the chargers where smart enough they would go after Scott Pioli…lol

  3. N JAIL U MY HOE says: Jan 6, 2013 9:29 PM

    All part of SD master plan to destroy their fanbase so they can start fresh in LA.

  4. ambitoos says: Jan 6, 2013 9:42 PM

    It would be hilarious if our new GM hired Turner back.

  5. ninerdynasty says: Jan 6, 2013 10:17 PM

    Jimmy Raye still has a job in the NFL? WTF!! lol. are you Jimmy Raye,? who wants to know who wants to know?

  6. autumnwind999 says: Jan 7, 2013 12:11 AM

    Supposedly if Raye were hired Hue Jackson would be on the short list. On the one hand I’d really like to see Hue land another head coaching gig. The guy is a great coach and should still be rocking the Silver & Black.

    On the other don’t want to have to go up against Hue in the division for the foreseeable future.

  7. u2krazie says: Jan 7, 2013 1:09 AM

    Spanos wants to leave this business to his son. It’s best to get someone whom the son can learn from. Pay big bucks for the GM from Atlanta and San Diego will be saved.

  8. Savage Lizard says: Jan 7, 2013 3:37 AM

    I love when uniformed headline readers say the Chargers are moving to LA. Ain’t happening, take it to the bank. Both Roskie and The AEG Group want a piece of ownership. The Spanos family has been trying like hell to buy out all of the minority stake owners, they aren’t giving up any of the team. That means they are out.

  9. joetoronto says: Jan 7, 2013 4:53 AM

    I’d like to see Hue Jackson go to the Chargers too, so he could destroy them.

  10. chattanola says: Jan 7, 2013 8:40 AM

    News reports about the Chargers’ search for GM/HC replacements have been conspicuously absent from the media. Someone joked in one of these threads whether the Chargers were on vacation.

    I’ve been wondering what they were up to. No doubt their rumored move to LA is making this process very challenging.

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