Brown says Suns boss must go

The Gympie Times - - LEAGUE/AFL SPORT -

AFL: In­au­gu­ral Gold Coast player Camp­bell Brown says Suns play­ers “don’t trust” foot­ball man­ager Mar­cus Ashcroft and the club must sack him in or­der to start again.

Ashcroft (pic­tured) has been at Gold Coast since its in­cep­tion, but looks un­likely to sur­vive the club’s se­ries of off-field changes un­der new CEO Mark Evans.

Ac­cord­ing to Brown, who played 46 games for the club as a foun­da­tion player, cut­ting Ashcroft will be the only way the Suns can truly move for­ward.

“There’s one thing I be­lieve Gold Coast needs to do and they need to make one more de­ci­sion on a bloke – that’s Mar­cus Ashcroft,” Brown told SEN Break­fast. “He’s been there for nine years now and I don’t think he’s the right fit as foot­ball direc­tor up there.

“If they get rid of him, they start fresh and they move for­ward.

“I know there’s a lot of play­ers up there that don’t trust him and have left be­cause of it.

“If they’re fair dinkum as a foot­ball or­gan­i­sa­tion and they want to start again and be suc­cess­ful, he’s one guy they need to get rid of.”

The Suns re­leased Matthew Lap­pin as­sis­tant coach ear­lier in the week.

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