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Tigers look for Frawley replacement

By Roger Vaughan 28/06/2004 08:31:06 PM Comments (0)

A coaching change was announced with rare dignity at Richmond as the AFL club officially started the tricky process of picking Danny Frawley's successor.

Experienced AFL coaches Terry Wallace and Rodney Eade will probably lead the candidates.

But Tigers football director Greg Miller confirmed long-time assistants, such as Essendon's Mark Harvey and Brisbane's Gary O'Donnell, would be in the frame.

Wildcards might include former St Kilda coach Stan Alves and ex-Geelong and Adelaide coach Gary Ayres, who stood down a week ago from the Crows.

Given the once-powerful Richmond has not won a flag for 24 years and is struggling financially, this is a crucial decision in its history.

Miller said the Tigers would certainly look at someone with "10 years in the (AFL) system".

"There's quite a few of those," Miller said.

Earlier this month, club president Clinton Casey said it was his "personal" opinion that whoever coached the club next season should have senior AFL experience.

One much-touted potential candidate will officially drop off the radar as early as Tuesday, with Essendon to confirm it has re-signed Kevin Sheedy.

That will end speculation Sheedy might surprise by leaving the Bombers and return to the club where he first made his name as a player.

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