- Sep 20, 2011
- AFL Club
It's an informal deadline.I don't think that's 100% correct. It must be a guideline or there must be caveats because I heard Hart say after that that he still doesn't know but is hopeful and on one of the footy shows they mentioned most assistants would know there fate by now.
AFLCA chief executive Mark Brayshaw said it was a nervous time for assistant coaches.
"Our message to the coach is, if you haven't got a commitment by August 1, you should should assume you are not going to be employed by that club and start planning life after it," he said.
Brayshaw said clubs were "pretty good" in how they handled this period.
"They respect the fact coaches are three months off not getting paid anymore and they have a family to look after. I think it's really good - it's an informal deadline, it's not a contractual thing. It's a very mature, respectful process that they all go through," he said.