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Voss signs up as AFL TV commentator

19/12/2006 06:20:55 PM Comments (0)

Brisbane Lions triple premiership captain Michael Voss has been snapped up by Network Ten as an AFL commentator - but rumours abound that the Brownlow Medallist is set for a coaching career.

Network Ten officially confirmed Voss would join its AFL commentary team from 2007 in a two-year deal.

However, Voss continues to be linked to coaching positions at AFL clubs the Kangaroos and Carlton.

Voss retired at the end of the 2006 AFL season after Brisbane missed the finals for the second straight year.

He quickly caught the coaching bug when he was recently appointed as one of Alan McConnell's assistants at the Australian Institute of Sport-AFL Academy.

Voss' Network Ten deal will reportedly allow him to leave the network after one season, further fuelling speculation that he will launch an AFL coaching roster.

He has reportedly already rejected approaches from the likes of Carlton and Geelong to take on an assistant coaching role next season.

Voss had previously worked in the media for 10 years with Channel Nine in Brisbane and was tipped to replace rugby league legend Wally Lewis as the sports presenter.

Lewis took end of year holidays a week early after suffering health problems that prevented him from reading the Brisbane bulletin's sports news.

Five-time All Australian Voss also knocked back interest from the Seven Network and linked with Network Ten's commentary team that also includes Robert Walls, Malcolm Blight and Luke Darcy.

He is expected to call at least one Saturday game next season and play a role in the network's Brisbane news and current affairs team.

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