Damien Hardwick tips Richmond CEO Brendon Gale to replace AFL boss Gillon McLachlan as league will ‘wrestle to discover a higher man’ than Tigers government
- Damien Hardwick believes Tigers boss Brendon Gale could be a terrific AFL CEO
- Gale is considered one of a number of CEOs being thought of to replace Gillon McLachlan
- McLachlan will step down from the function on the finish of the present season
- Hardwick mentioned Gale could be a hit as AFL boss if supplied the function
Damien Hardwick has backed Richmond boss Brendon Gale to take over as AFL chief government regardless of the large loss it might be for his membership.
Gale is among the early favourites for the job after Gillon McLachlan introduced his resolution to step down on the finish of the season.
The 53-year-old just lately re-signed with the Tigers for an extra three years however will little doubt be sounded out by the league.
Richmond CEO has been backed to take over as AFL boss by Tigers coach Damien Hardwick
‘Brendon’s a star in my view,’ Tigers coach Hardwick mentioned.
‘Whatever Brendon places his thoughts to, he is going to succeed.
‘He’s an aspirational chief, which I like. I like working for him right here.’
If Gale lands the AFL function, it would depart Richmond with two large holes to fill in key off-field positions on the finish of the year.
Hardiwck believes Gale would have ‘Richmond’s blessing’ if he was to be supplied the function
President Peggy O’Neal has already introduced her intention to step down, having helped Gale flip the Tigers from a basket case to competitors powerhouse over the past decade.
‘I’m positive he is received our membership’s blessing,’ Hardwick mentioned of Gale.
‘He’s received my blessing however it’s kind of arduous to consider our membership with out him, to be completely sincere, and it is the identical with Peggy O’Neal.
‘He’s been such a powerful supporter of our soccer division and our membership typically.
Gale is one of some CEOs being thought of for the position of AFL boss together with Essendon’s Xavier Campbell and Gold Coast’s Mark Evans
‘I’m positive the AFL could have a really, excellent have a look at him however I reckon they will wrestle to discover a higher man than Brendon Gale.’
Gale is one of some membership chief executives thought of as doable candidates to succeed McLachlan, together with Essendon’s Xavier Campbell and Gold Coast’s Mark Evans.
Internal AFL candidates embody Travis Auld, Kylie Rogers and Andrew Dillon, whereas MCG boss Stuart Fox and former Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour are thought of within the combine.
Under Gale’s stewardship, the Tigers have gained three premierships in 4 years
But Gale’s monitor file makes a compelling case after he has resurrected the Tigers’ funds, coupled with the membership successful three premierships, since taking up as Richmond’s chief in August 2009.
Before that, Gale was chief government of the AFL Players Association from 2005.
He additionally performed 244 video games for the Tigers between 1990 and 2001.