Hird interviews for Bombers coaching job

James Hird could make a return to his former position as Essendon head coach after being interviewed for the vacant role by the club.

Key points:

  • Hird was interviewed for the role on Wednesday
  • He previously served as Bombers coach, resigning from the post in 2015
  • The Bombers are looking to replaced Ben Rutten, who was sacked last month

Hird met with the Bombers’ coaching sub-committee on Wednesday as the club searches for a replacement for Ben Rutten.

Rutten was sacked last month with a year to go on his contract.

Hird previously coached Essendon between 2011 and 2015, although his tenure included a 12-month ban in 2014 for his role in the club’s supplement saga.

Author: Ivan Robinson