The club will hold him to his contract. Either he see's it out OR he tries to break it and the club refuses to release him.Having arbitrary deadlines and KPI's is all well and good but at the end of the day if a 5 year deal gets thrown at Lyon then the ball is in our court to decide earlier than the made up deadline if we want to keep him or not. From everything that we've seen from Lyon between 2012 - 2019 he's absolutely worth an extension and the reason the speculation exists right now in the first place.
Lyon does not bleed purple, he is a business man like all coaches, that's the reason we got him to begin with. If our management is inflexible and he gets a better deal from else where I think he absolutely will walk.
The Fremantle Football club gain nothing from letting him go a year early.
Lyon also has a lot to lose, does no one remember the absolute s**t show that was Fremantle poaching him from St Kilda?
My lord, if he was to try to do it again he would be lynched. Luckily, unlike St Kilda it seems like FFC know how to write contracts without exit clauses.