Consultant: Phone `Hasn't Stopped Ringing': Interviews for new Chargers' GM scheduled

Ron Wolf said Thursday he has received more than 50 telephone calls regarding the San Diego Chargers' vacant general manager's position since being named as a consultant for the team in its search.

"My phone hasn't stopped ringing," Wolf told reporters on a conference call from his home in Jupiter, Fla. "I think that's an indication of how the people within the league view the opportunity to go to work for the Chargers."

Interviews started Tuesday in San Diego, Wolf said, declining to disclose the name of the interviewee. The Chargers have said they will not make comments on potential candidates.

Wolf said he has stressed to team president Dean Spanos "that the more people you interview, the better your opportunities are of finding that gem."

Wolf, a former Green Bay Packers general manager, was named Monday to advise the team throughout the hiring process for a general manager and coach.

"I'm strictly an advisor," Wolf said. "That's it. I'm not a policy maker."

The Chargers announced they plan to first hire a general manager. The new general manger will choose the new coach, Wolf said.

General manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner were fired Monday, one day after the Chargers completed their third consecutive non-playoff season.

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