Saturday, December 29, 2012

Chargers set to make high-level organization changes


Chargers chairman of the board and president Dean Spanos will be transitioning out of his position overseeing football operations in the next few years, with his son, director of college scouting John Spanos, being moved into that spot. Spanos' other son, A.G. Spanos, currently serves as the team's CEO, overseeing the business affairs of the club, Albert Breer of NFL Network and reports.

When the transition is complete, the general manager and/or coach (depending on the structure at the time) will report to John Spanos since the general manager currently reports to Dean Spanos.

The timeframe of this transition is uncertain, but Dean Spanos is expected to remain as the chairman of the board at the end of it, with both John and A.G. reporting to him.

The next decision coming for the club is expected shortly after the season finale against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, with the fate of general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner hanging in the balance.

Jimmy Raye, the Chargers' director of player personnel, is considered to be a leading candidate for the general manager title, should Smith be fired.

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