Gold Coast Suns sack coach Stuart Dew


Gold Coast have sacked coach Stuart Dew because the Suns seem destined for a Thirteenth-straight AFL season with out enjoying finals.

Dew has been let go together with a 12 months to go on his contract as Gold Coast virtually definitely put together to make a play for three-time Richmond premiership coach Damien Hardwick.

The 43-year-old’s axing comes simply six days after Suns chief government Mark Evans stepped in to face alongside Dew at his weekly press convention.

Evans supplied a professional defence of the under-fire coach following Gold Coast’s horror 78-point loss in a sold-out residence recreation in opposition to Collingwood on July 1.

He additionally denied any method had been made to Hardwick following the previous Tigers coach’s exit from Punt Rd in Could.

“I’ve stated time and time once more, Stuey’s our coach, contracted for this 12 months and subsequent 12 months. If he does a very good job, he’ll be contracted nicely into the long run,” Evans stated.

“All I can say is that he’s acquired my help to get on with the job, handle our gamers and workers in addition to we are able to.”

Dew, who took cost of Gold Coast in 2018, led the Suns to a club-best, 10-win season in 2022 and issues seemed promising once they entered the bye at 6-6.

However heavy losses to Carlton and the Magpies, cut up by a win over Hawthorn, halted any momentum they’d following memorable victories over Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs in Darwin.

Dew was appointed Gold Coast’s third full-time coach following Man McKenna and Rodney Eade’s stints with the membership that entered the AFL in 2011.

Suns assistant Steven King is predicted to fill in as interim coach for the rest of the season.

Hardwick departed the Tigers in Could after 14 years on the helm and has frolicked travelling.

Nonetheless, the 50-year-old confirmed final month he was decided to return to teaching following a break.

“I’d be mendacity if I stated I couldn’t see myself doing it,” Hardwick instructed the Dyl and Buddies podcast.

“I like it. I miss it. I’ve been out for 2 weeks and I needed to overlook it, if that made sense.”