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GWS star Stephen Coniglio drops a HUGE hint that James Hird could take over as coach of the Giants  

GWS star Stephen Coniglio drops a HUGE hint that James Hird is in the operating to take over as coach of the Giants

  • Essendon legend Hird has been a management advisor with the Giants  
  • He’s now a part-time assistant coach to caretaker boss Mark McVeigh 
  • Co-skipper Coniglio has heaped reward on Hird as membership seems for brand new mentor 

James Hird has been linked to the GWS teaching job ever since rumours began circulating earlier this year that Leon Cameron was on borrowed time – and now Stephen Coniglio has thrown gasoline on the hearth.

The Giants’ co-skipper heaped reward on the Bombers legend forward of the membership’s first sport below caretaker coach Mark McVeigh on Sunday – and from the sounds, he’d be rapt if the workforce’s present management advisor received the high job.

‘There are sure individuals that you come throughout … watching guys like James Hird play in the AFL after which in the future have them as your management coach or one of your assistant coaches, when he walks into a room there’s an aura about him,’ Coniglio instructed SEN’s WA Breakfast radio present.

The aura James Hird has brought to GWS has been 'first class', according to Coniglio

The aura James Hird has delivered to GWS has been ‘top notch’, in line with Coniglio

The star midfielder (pictured playing against Carlton in round nine) has heaped praise on the Bombers legend for his ability to bring the best out of footballers

The star midfielder (pictured enjoying towards Carlton in spherical 9) has heaped reward on the Bombers legend for his skill to convey the greatest out of footballers

‘For our group and our management group specifically, who he is been working actually carefully with, simply the concepts and vitality that he has round our soccer membership has been top notch.

‘You can simply see right away when he talks, not why he was such a good chief, however why he was such a good participant and why he introduced the greatest out of his teammates round him.’

Hird’s earlier teaching stint ended badly when he was suspended for a year in 2013 over Essendon’s performance-enhancing medication scandal and resigned in 2015.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan just lately mentioned the league would haven’t any objection if the Brownlow winner wished to take management of a workforce as soon as extra.

On Thursday, Hird’s fellow Bombers nice Tim Watson mentioned his buddy does need to lead a facet once more after a report surfaced that he is able to have one other crack.

‘It provides weight to what he is doing at the Giants as a result of he was there in simply a management advisory-type position and that’s going to be prolonged into some part-time assistant teaching with Mark McVeigh and likewise Dean Solomon,’ Watson mentioned.

‘He’s getting expertise once more at the coalface of teaching. 

‘The sport strikes all the time and he wants to select up the pace of what’s happening and the modifications that have been applied over the time that he hasn’t been concerned.’

Leon Cameron leaves the field after his last game as coach of GWS against the Blues. Hird has been tipped as a possible replacement - but so has four-time flag winner Alastair Clarkson

Leon Cameron leaves the discipline after his final sport as coach of GWS towards the Blues. Hird has been tipped as a potential alternative – however so has four-time flag winner Alastair Clarkson

Hird is now acting as a part-time assistant to GWS caretaker coach Mark McVeigh

Hird is now performing as a part-time assistant to GWS caretaker coach Mark McVeigh

Coniglio added that Hird’s latest transfer to being a part-time assistant to McVeigh has been nice for the workforce.

‘He’s been actually giving of his time this year and with him and Dean Solomon coming in they clearly know one another as effectively, so our teaching group is absolutely tight,’ he mentioned. 

Should Hird put his hand up for the high job he could face stiff competitors from former Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson, who has additionally been linked to the position.

On May 12 the four-time premiership-winner mentioned he ‘would not hesitate’ to coach once more and there is hypothesis the Giants can be a best choice for him because of the power of their checklist.

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