James Hird could make a return to his former position as Essendon head coach after being interviewed for the vacant role by the club.
- 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.
He resigned from the position in 2015.
The 49-year-old returned to the AFL in a coaching capacity this year as a member of Greater Western Sydney’s staff.
Hird is regarded as a Bombers great, having captained the club to its most recent premiership in 2000.
He was also a member of the Bombers’ 1993 premiership-winning squad.
Aside from his premiership success, Hird’s playing career was highlighted by winning the 1996 Brownlow Medal alongside Michael Voss and claiming the Norm Smith Medal in 2000.
He also won five Essendon best and fairest awards and earned as many All Australian selections.
Source: AFL NEWS ABC