#sports activities Essendon: James Hird ‘REFUSES to rule out coaching the Bombers’
Controversial Essendon legend James Hird ‘REFUSES to rule out coaching the Bombers’ – because it’s claimed senior gamers need Ross Lyon to take the prime job
- James Hird has refused to rule out returning to Essendon as senior coach
- The Bombers are on the hunt for a brand new coach following Ben Rutten’s exit
- Hird, 49, left the membership in 2015 following the notorious dietary supplements saga
- He will face sturdy competitors to land the function at the Hanger in 2023
James Hird has remained tight-lipped as rumours surrounding a possible return to a senior coaching function proceed to flow into, with a sensational reunion with Essendon nonetheless a chance.
A giant summer time awaits the Bombers with various key personnel leaving the membership after a depressing season.
Essendon want a brand new senior coach following Ben Rutten’s departure, with the membership overseeing a calamitous pursuit of Alastair Clarkson, who opted for North Melbourne.
James Hird has refused to rule out a return to Essendon as the membership’s senior footy coach
They additionally want to substitute Xavier Campbell after the chief govt resigned whereas various board seats want to be stuffed.
Hird is amongst a glut of names being linked with the publish. The 49-year-old left the Bombers in 2015 after the dietary supplements saga and solely made a return to coaching this 12 months, taking over a job in Mark McVeigh’s backroom workforce at GWS from May.
According to AFL360‘s Mark Robinson, Hird ‘deep down… would love to coach once more’ and revealed that the footy legend was at a personal operate with a number of of the membership’s heavy hitters final week.
‘The first query (to Hird) was: “How are you?” The second one was: “Are you going to be coaching Essendon next year?” And he is non-committal … He did not budge, he is nonetheless contemplating it. (But) I feel deep down he would love to coach,’ he stated.
The 49-year-old left the Bombers in 2015 amid the membership’s notorious dietary supplements saga
Hird returned to coaching this season with GWS and could also be on the shortlist at Essendon
‘What occurred at Essendon – the dietary supplements saga, the court docket instances, what occurred to him as an individual – compelled him right into a place the place he practically killed himself.
‘So this sport, does he need to return in? Does his household need him to return into this sport and face the media scrutiny that may come as a result of he is James Hird? Because it is already began.
‘Does he step again into that stress? I do not know the reply to that … It’s kind of treading water at the second.’
Further stories counsel the membership will sound out any potential curiosity from contracted AFL coaches resembling Ken Hinkley and Adam Simpson, earlier than shifting onto the likes of Adem Yze, Ross Lyon and Hird.