July 22, 2024


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Sacked Ratten reunites with Clarkson at North Melbourne

Previous St Kilda mentor Brett Ratten will reunite with Alastair Clarkson as his assistant at North Melbourne, just 6 months just after he was sacked by the Saints.

Ratten has joined the Kangaroos on a element-time basis and will do the job with their midfield team, supporting fellow assistant Jordan Russell.

He formerly labored under new North Melbourne manager Clarkson for 6 seasons amongst 2013 and 2018, such as participating in a part in Hawthorn’s premiership three-peat involving 2013 and 2015.

Ratten was sacked by St Kilda on Oct 13, less than 100 days following signing a two-year contract extension, and has because been changed by Ross Lyon.

The 51-yr-old was St Kilda’s caretaker coach for the closing six rounds of the 2019 period, subsequent Alan Richardson’s departure, then was senior coach from 2020 until eventually 2022.

Ratten also coached Carlton in between 2007 and 2012.

“Brett will come to the club as an expert, experienced football individual and we are thrilled to welcome him to Arden St,” North Melbourne’s common supervisor of soccer Todd Viney said in a statement.

“Brett is a very regarded operator who has been portion of premiership success for the duration of his time at Hawthorn. 

“His huge coaching encounter will be a big asset for our club.”

The Kangaroos said they would look to fill a remaining coaching emptiness in the coming months, after not renewing the contracts of previous assistants Anthony Rocca and Heath Younie.

Clarkson started off his job at North on November 2 inspite of a panel investigating serious allegations of racism at Hawthorn involving 2008 and 2016.

Clarkson and Brisbane Lions mentor Chris Fagan are essential figures in the impartial investigation.

The two males strongly deny all statements produced towards them.