- Jan 20, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Correct me if I'm wrong but the way I read it he was available for mentoring if Rutten wants it meaning he will stay out of it unless he's invited in. He hasn't been 'charged with mentoring' nor has that 'role' been specifically allocated as part of his appointment.If they are attempting to clear up reporting lines at the club then I'm not sure how appointing Sheedy as a director combined with a 'mentor' role to Rutten achieves this.
Wellman already has the football department reporting to him directly apparently. Now the coach will be more or less reporting to a different director as well . Call it what you want if a director is charged with mentoring you that's more or less what it is (or at least very heavily weighted towards how the director wants to handle things). Think of how this move effects the CEO and Head of Football ? There is now another person influencing the coaches who also sits on the board that also decides on their tenure - and he's not the director they report on football matters to...
Now whether that actually happens or not is perhaps another thing entirely..