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Lyon must recruit the best: Woewodin

Darren Cartwright 06/08/2011 12:13:36 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne brownlow medallist Shane Woewodin says his former skipper Garry Lyon must not settle for second best in his hunt for a new Demons coach.

Woewodin said even though he is now an assistant coach to Michael Voss at the Lions he has watched the drama unfold at his former club with a heavy heart.

He said Melbourne needs an established coach, that caretaker Todd Viney was right man to step into the breach for the last five weeks and he also ruled himself out of applying for the vacancy.

"(They need) The best possible candidate they can get and Todd Viney will do a great job in the interim," Woewodin said.

"I'm very happy right here and right now and I'm very early in my coaching tenure."

Woewodin played 138 games for Melbourne in six seasons (1997-2002), claiming the Brownlow medal and the club's best and fairest award in 2000. He played a further 62 matches for Collingwood (2003-2005).

At Melbourne, he played under Lyon and Viney when they were captains.

Woewodin still has fond memories of the club which controversially offloaded him to Collingwood just two years after winning the AFL's most coveted individual award.

"I spent six fantastic years there as a player around some great people and it's a fantastic footy club," Woewodin said.

"It's got a great history about it and it's sad to see the club going through this.

"To get all your great players around and be a part of it and assist and do what they can do is fantastic for the club.

"(It's) Great to see Garry on the front foot and helping out."

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