July 22, 2024


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Blake Caracella adds ‘wrinkle’ to Essendon’s coach search, Adem Yze ‘clearly’ the favourite

There has been a late twist in Essendon’s coaching race with assistant Blake Caracella established to toss his hat in the ring, according to The Age’s Caroline Wilson.

Caracella has been an assistant mentor at Essendon considering that the 2020 year and had labored beneath not too long ago-sacked senior coach Ben Rutten. Like fellow candidates James Hird and Dean Solomon, Caracella played in Essendon’s most new premiership side in 2000.

Whilst Caracella is nonetheless to fulfill with Essendon’s coaching sub-committee owing to staying overseas, Wilson uncovered he’d spoken with Jordan Lewis, who is 1 of six individuals on the panel.

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“There is a wrinkle in this article,” Wilson reported of Essendon’s coaching research on Nine’s Footy Classified.

“Blake Caracella, the Essendon assistant mentor, who has been a section of the review is in Europe.

“He is obtaining back in the next 24 hours and my knowing is he has determined that on his return he is very likely to throw his hat into the senior coaching ring.

“I am not absolutely sure if Blake Caracella will be severely regarded as for the position, I am not positive how he is arrive out of the critique which is been going on, I know he is been interviewed twice … but it will be appealing to see if they do not want him to present.”

In accordance to Wilson and other reports, Melbourne assistant Adem Yze is “obviously” the favorite to gain the occupation out of the four candidates interviewed, a listing which consists of Hird, Solomon and Brendon Lade.

Yze has already carried out a 2nd interview with the club and was spotted touring Essendon’s services on Wednesday. 

Wilson reported Essendon retains an curiosity in former North Melbourne coach Brad Scott, who is nevertheless yet to choose regardless of whether he is open up to leaving his job as the AFL’s head of football.

While news of Hird’s interview had sent the AFL’s rumour mill into overdrive very last week, he is recognized to be unlikely to return to Essendon.

“I think the information to James is that he requirements to do an apprenticeship in other places,” she reported.

Essendon is anticipated to access a decision on its upcoming senior mentor by the conclude of subsequent week.

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