Proven coach call
ESSENDON leader Brendon Goddard has urged the club to replace James Hird with an experienced and proven AFL coach.
The club is set to announce the selection panel for the coach this week, with chairman Paul Little hoping to confirm the appointment by mid-October.
Goddard said the club would benefit more from a proven leader than an up-andcoming assistant.
“I’d like to see someone with a bit of experience,” he said. “I don’t think we need to go an inexperienced coach ... I don’t think our list is at that point, I’d like to see a strong, opinionated kind of guy.”