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Adam Simpson declined offer from West Coast Aimed his Exit

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Ahead of his exit at West Coast Eagles, Adam Simpson won’t be available on the bench against Brisbane Lions on the 14 July 2024.

Adam Simpson has decided against having a farewell game at West Coast and that left team with no option rather than using the interim coach Jarrad Schofield for their Sunday fixture with Brisbane Lions at Optus Stadium.

Simpson was informed on Monday night that the Eagles wanted to have a fresh start with a new coach but was given the option of having a farewell game. On Wednesday, the 2018 premiership coach politely declined that offer .

Simpson will be acknowledged out on the field at Optus Stadium leading into the first bonce of Sunday’s match, giving the crowed the opportunity to show their support to the man that helped the club to test the success at premiership in 2018.

Simpson appreciated the support he received in the past 11 years he spend with team and the loyalty of fans whom stuck with club throughout the hard and good times.

Simpson said ” I am looking forward to the opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful support I have enjoyed from our members and fans over the last 11 years, They have been fantastic from the day I arrived and have stuck with us.

” It’s easy to rock up every week when things are buzzing along but through the challenging times over the last three years they continued to come and support us. They’re the best.”

The Assistant coach Schofield has spent three years as an assistant to Simpson and has also led WAFL club Subiaco to flags in 2014, 2015 and 2018. Former Eagles ruckman Dean Cox is the early frontrunner to replace Simpson on a full-time basis with Schofield, Ash Hansen and Jaymie Graham among the many others who could be in the picture.

West Coast are on the verge of rebuilding the club’s history. They’ve hit the draft hard in recent seasons signing the players such as Harley Reid, Reuben Ginbey, Brady Hough, Clay Hall, Elijah Hewett, Callum Jamieson, Noah Long and Jack Williams.

Simpson went on to emphasize that whoever the new coach that will take-over, will not struggle because the foundation has been laid out.

Simpson said ” I feel like whoever the new coach is, the platform is there, It just evolves. You don’t stay down for too long. Whoever goes for this job, I think it’s one of the best club in the league.”

The harsh reality of West Coast’s circumstance has been laid bare during the club’s current six-match losing run, which started with a lose to Adelaide by 99-points and more recently involved limp losses to Hawthorn and Melbourne.

Simpsons still believes that the situation at West Coast can turn around very quickly.

” When bucks left I’m sure they weren’t talking about Collingwood the way they’re talking about them now, It’s a very tight competition. It’s never as good or as bad as it seems. I’ve got optimism for our players and what they can do.” he said

West Coat camp is experiencing injury on their front with midfielder Hewett ruled out for the rest of the season with new foot injury. Defender Jeremy McGovern is out for Sunday game due to a fractured rib and a punctured lung but Matt Flynn suffered (ankle) and Dom Sheed (hamstring) and they are chance that he might return

BY LUCKY SEANEGO

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