The Montreal Alouettes announced on Sunday morning that they have relieved general manager Kavis Reed of his duties.

The move comes a day after the Alouettes defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 36-19 to even their record at 2-2 on the CFL season.

According to the team’s announcement, the day to day management duties will now be shared by assistant general manager of player personnel Joe Mack, interim head coach Khari Jones and director of football operations Patrick Donovan.

"Joe Mack will now have oversight of all football operations, but the team will be jointly managed with Khari Jones," said Alouettes president and CEO Patrick Boivin.

"Specifically, coach Jones will now be responsible for our active roster on a daily basis, and Joe will oversee all player personnel and football operation matters, including salary cap, contracts, operations and logistics. Patrick Donovan remains director of football operations. These are standout individuals and are steadfast on collaboratively doing what is best for this team to win."

Reed replaced Jim Popp, which was an unenviable task for anybody, especially going into their first CFL management position. Popp had led the franchise to eight Grey Cup appearances where they won three of them over his 21 seasons at the helm before being let go on November 7, 2016. He also picked up a Grey Cup ring in 1995 with the Baltimore Stallions and another in 2017 with the Toronto Argonauts.

Reed joined Montreal in 2015, holding the special teams coordinator position. A year later he was promoted to an assistant head coach role and took over the general manager duties in December 2016.

Reports surrounding the team indicate that there is a chance that they will have new ownership in place by the end of the month. Indication is that it will be brothers Peter and Jeffrey Lenkov who will be purchasing the team from the Canadian Football League. The League recently took over ownership of the football club from previous owner Robert Wetenhall who had been looking at selling the team.

It's pretty clear with today's announcement that any new ownership could did not want Reed to be part of the organization going forward.

Reed was in the third season as general manager of the Alouettes. In his first two seasons, the Als missed the playoffs as well as the previous two years. Since taking over as the GM, the team won a total of 10 games and lost 30.