GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron will quit the function after a last sport in cost this weekend.
The 49-year-old has confronted questions over his future following a poor begin to the AFL season, recording two wins from eight video games.
However he has now taken the decision out of the membership’s arms simply weeks after the events agreed to park contract talks till after the season.
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Cameron took over from inaugural coach Kevin Sheedy after the enlargement aspect’s second yr within the league.
He first led the Giants to the finals in 2016 and reached the grand last in 2019, whereas GWS reached the semi-finals final yr.
Cameron informed the gamers of his decision on Thursday morning forward of a press convention confirming the information.
“I know I’ve still got the players but it’s a zapping job,” he stated.
“I’ll be totally honest, sometimes that can wear you down a little bit. In saying that, that’s not just the one reason.
“I think there’s a whole bunch of reasons, sometimes how do you work out where there’s perfect timing?
“This is a good decision, as much as it sounds hard. The timing is right for the club to look for its next senior coach.”
He’ll see out his tenure with a house conflict in opposition to Carlton on Sunday, earlier than long-time assistant coach Mark McVeigh steps in as caretaker.
4-time premiership-winning coach Alastair Clarkson looms giant for 2023, whereas former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley could come into calculations.
Ex-Essendon coach James Hird may additionally be part of the race after linking up with the Giants as a management advisor this season.
Cameron’s decision to stroll away after simply 9 rounds follows a declaration that he wouldn’t deal with his future throughout the season.
“Of course I’m enjoying my coaching but equally, as I said earlier in the week, I’m not silly,” he stated final month.
“When you’re 1-4, you’re under more scrutiny than most, than if you’re 4-1.
“But it’s not going to change. Whether we get to the round 15 mark and we’ve swung it around and we’re 10-5, my answer will be exactly the same: we and the club will make a mature decision at the end of the year.
“Because it’s not just about going on for another year, it’s going on for another three or four years and you decide: is the coach the right person? Has the coach got the right amount of energy to do it?
“Ross Lyon was always very, very good in this and I admire what he did as a coach: you can’t be 98 per cent as a coach. You’ve either got to be 100 per cent or you’re not there.
“So that decision will be made at the end of the year.”
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