I won’t coach Melbourne: Woosha

By , 10/02/2019 20:10

John Worsfold says he will not apply for the vacant coaching job at Melbourne.John Worsfold will not coach Melbourne next season.
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The West Coast premiership coach, out of contract at the end of this season and installed as one of the bookmakers’ favourites to take over the toughest job in the AFL, ruled himself out of contention to take on the vacant Demons post today.

Worsfold did, however, still refuse to commit to the Eagles beyond 2013. And while he did not completely rule out taking on a role with a rival club, that appears to be unlikely.

”I’m not really interested in whether my name is there or not,” Worsfold said. ”It’s one of those non-event things.

”You can put my name there, but I don’t know… if someone is thinking about putting money on me, I can tell them to save their money.

”I haven’t thought about it; haven’t thought about the Melbourne job being available… No, let’s rule myself out – let’s do that!”

Worsfold, who will coach the Eagles for the 271st time on Friday night when they take on Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium, is yet to decide whether he will continue on at the helm of West Coast beyond 2013.

When asked if he would coach anywhere other than the Eagles, the former West Coast premiership captain said: ”The main thing I’m clear on is not whether I’ll coach on here at the Eagles, but that I’ll talk about my contract at the end of the year.”

Mark Neeld was sacked by the Melbourne board on Monday.

He leaves the Demons with a record of five wins from 33 games. They have won just one game this season, by 41 points to Greater Western Sydney in round four.

More damning than the win-loss record though is the eight losses this season by 10 goals or more – four by 15 goals or more.

Worsfold said that he had felt sorry for him.

”I’ve felt for him for the last 18 months and spoken to him a few times to offer support,” Worsfold said.

”I think we all know what he’s been through and a lot of it is not of his own making and I think he’s handled it fairly well. He’ll enjoy a bit of a break before he decides which direction to throw himself back into.”

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