Lyon feels ‘no vibe’ to be Essendon’s head coach

Ross Lyon has rejected overtures from Essendon, saying there was “no vibe” to become the AFL club’s next men’s head coach.

Key points:

  • Lyon says he wasn’t prepared to go through the application process outlined by the Bombers
  • Ben Rutten was sacked as Bombers coach last month
  • The Bombers failed in their attempt to recruit Alastair Clarkson to the club

Lyon opted against throwing his hat into the ring to replace Ben Rutten, who was sacked last month.

“I can’t articulate why,” Lyon told Triple M radio.

“Sometimes it’s just … it wasn’t vibing. There was no vibe.

“I am a million per cent out.”

Lyon, who previously coached Fremantle and St Kilda, was approached by the Bombers’ football manager, Josh Mahoney.

“Off the bat, I said, ‘look, I don’t feel it’s the right fit for me, but can you just explain what it is?’,” Lyon said.

“And he [Mahoney] was really good. Really simply, they’re going to have five or six candidates, [with] at least two steps, maybe three.

Author: Ivan Robinson