The Raiders tried to stabilize the troubled front office, but that didn’t stop the exit.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kevin Manara left the organization after 10 months of work, according to Ben Fisher of Sports Business Journal.
The move comes three weeks after Raiders owner Mark Davis hired Sandra Douglas Morgan as the team’s new president.
Manara arrived in September 2021, after Dan Ventrell became the team’s acting president. Manara took over from Ventrell before taking over from former team president Mark Baden.
“I appreciate Kevin’s time and effort,” Douglas Morgan said in an internal email, according to Fisher. “As I begin my term as president, Kevin and I mutually agree that a fresh start makes sense for both of us.”
It really makes sense. Generally speaking, the arrival of a new team president brings with it the possibility of key changes. The fact that Manara worked for a regime that was associated with cases of dysfunction and realities of instability makes this transition all the less surprising.
Previously, Manara spent 13 years in the league’s office, where he served on the NFL’s board of directors.