In 2019 the AFL saw an unpredecented phenomenon. After only a single coaching sacking in the previous two seasons, four coaches left their clubs mid-year, three replaced by caretakers who would eventually be promoted to the ongoing position.
Two coaching changes have taken place already this season, but the biggest name on the coaching rumour front at the moment is easily Sydney’s John Longmire.
North Melbourne have officially flagged their interest in poaching the 2012 premiership coach and, despite having a year to run on his contract, his responses to speculative questions on his future have been far from convincing or definitive.
So, is ‘Horse’ headed back to club he played for? Or is this all just games to drive up his price with the Swans?
Roar AFL expert Adrian Polykandrites joined us on the Game of Codes podcast to work out just where Longmire will be coaching in 2020 – and which club is better for him.
Listen to the discussion:
Longmire wasn’t the only coach who’s future was discussed. We also looked at whether North Melbourne’s vastly improved form under Rhyce Shaw has hurt Brad Scott’s chances of finding a new home next season, as well as which other coaches would be feeling hot under the collar come the end of the season.