The Sydney Swans are undergoing somewhat of a coaching shake up this off-season, and with news Dean Cox is in town, it could get even bigger.
The Swans have already farewelled stalwarts Stuart Dew (Gold Coast Suns), Josh Francou (Adelaide) and Henry Playfair (St Kilda), welcoming Steve Johnson, Tadhg Kennelly and recently retired defender Jeremy Laidler into the coaching mix.
While Laidler and Kennelly will be involved with the Academy, Johnson joins recently promoted Rhyce Shaw on the senior coaching panel.
Reported today in WA Today, former AFL champion ruckman Dean Cox is in considerable demand, after the Eagles offered to extended his contract by a year.
The Eagles games record holder will meet with Swans officials today to discuss a specialist ruck and stoppages position, despite the Eagles desire to retain him.
Cox met with Geelong on Tuesday, holding formal discussions over a role as ruck and stoppages expert on their specialist assistant coaching panel.
The 36-year-old is believed to be keen on becoming a senior coach in the future, and is expected to announce his intentions imminently.
We couldn't think of a better ruck coach to join the Swans, another great former player along with Steve Johnson.
Make this happen Sydney!
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