He’s already said he’s filling in when required. He hasn’t been appointed to the role, we’re going without one until we appoint the actual person.We should make an announcement then if that is the case. Not just keep quiet on it hoping everyone will forget that we haven't announced anything yet.
Yet one part of the role ( as I see it) is to evaluate the performance of those people and to look to replace them 3-6 months out rather than the last week of SeptemberI wonder what we actually want the person in the footy manager roles job description to be. I think this was part of the review finding/recommendation too
one comment in the findings released was about restructuring the department as there were too many overlapping roles (different wording but to that effect)
I think the footy manager time was a huge part of that. You don’t need a footy manager with a hands on role in fitness dept. You appoint guys in that department to do their job and report to the footy manager. Likewise with list management and recruiting.
This imo is why we can function ok now without a footy manager. There isn't that head to report to and oversee everything and generate the long term vision as much, but the guys actually putting in these processes/planning are still there and they just have a interim reporting line (Harper probably doing more the administrative stuff, someone like Roo probably filling some of the reporting lines void)
This is where someone like Kelly with more footy administrative experience, or Vozzo would be more likely to be the type we are after rather than our history of the footy manager having a hands on active role as the head of one of the departments they would usually oversee (burton in fitness, Noble in List management)
I agree but also if the best candidate for the next 5 years has to wait until the end of next season then that may just have to happen.Yet one part of the role ( as I see it) is to evaluate the performance of those people and to look to replace them 3-6 months out rather than the last week of September
If Harper stays in the role for 12 months there will be minimal change in the coaching structure
Same role, home town. For people from outside of Perth it can be tough to relocate there long-term, because you're a LONG way from any other city that may be important to you.
No idea. Doesn't really make sense to me either, unless there is some sort of plan for him to take over from Fagan in a couple of years? I'm just passing on what I was told from someone who should have a fair idea of what's going on. See what happens.