LOL I thought exactly the same thing. Most (probably all) clubs aren't run with a consistently thorough and repeatable process in all areas. If they get lucky and get a few things right for awhile then everyone assumes they are. Reality is when it comes to recruitment, it's not always bad to head hunt but if you do so and fail it's more likely to put your head on the chopping block.And just like that, Brisbane have already appointed someone.
Not sure if thorough process..
Mr Lethlean said while Mr Auld, 46, had not previously worked in the football industry, he had been involved in the grassroots level of the game for most of his life.
“Robert played with Tatura and Nagambie in country Victoria and he has also performed a variety of off-field roles, including senior and junior coach, club president and NAB Auskick Coordinator.
auskick co-ordinatorWhen he was appointed to AFL Tasmania CEO:
can't imagine the latter two have anything to do with itIm pretty naive about the process to appoint a general manger of football but who is hiring this person? Is it Brasher from the top? is it Xavier Campbell? is it Rutten and Dodoro in the football department?
Essendon being Essendon and giving jobs for the boys then?can't imagine the latter two have anything to do with it
Would be Campbell, though i imagine Brasher is stamping any approval on anything he does at the moment (barring friday night emails it would seem)
An under 9s coach? Who was that?auskick co-ordinator
remember that time we took an under 9's coach and put him in the senior role.
i can see why they're looking for new (read modern) blood.
Brasher/Sheeds/Dodoro/Harvey/Wellman would be the balance in terms of generational culture/experience, but i wonder if it all gels.
He sounds like a premier paper pusher. Not sure how it correlates to someone who is experienced running a football department, can guide it to its next phase and support and advise a brand new coach though. How would he know what the inside of a well-run [AFL] football department should look like?Sort of sounds like "can we have Brad Scott " ? AFL says no but you can have Rob Auld.
I really know nothing about him but it does not seem like an inspiring choice.
Obviously he has had the role with AFL Tasmania. Since then he has also been head of game development at the AFL which was a promotion from his CEO role with AFL Tas.
Has also been head of competition management with he AFL.
At around $50k it would be a great gig for a firm. I'd even throw in a suitable Essendon interview question to add some value - "so have you like ever worked before?"Has the job been offered publicly or is it 'friends Y relos' only with a fee payable to your favoured HR firm.
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