Report: Randy Cunneyworth Unlikely To Coach Canadiens After This Season

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Randy Cunneyworth's tenure as interim coach of the Montreal Canadiens is likely to come to an end after tonight's regular-season finale, according to the Canadian Press.

Cunneyworth was promoted to the head coaching position in December -- general manager Pierre Gauthier promoted him to the job after firing previous coach Jacques Martin on Dec. 17. Cunneyworth has since gone 17-23-9, leaving Montreal last in the Eastern Conference; this will be the Habs' first last-place finish since the 1939-40 season.

You control the things you can control," Cunneyworth said before tonight's season finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Whatever happens, happens."

Cunneyworth was a controversial hire in the first place -- he speaks only English, and he holds one of the most high-profile coaching jobs in Quebec. That factor, coupled with the Habs' losing season, makes for a bad combination.