Richmond yesterday interviewed Carlton assistant coach Wayne Brittain for
the second time for the Tigers' vacant senior coaching position.
Brittain is one of at least six contenders vying for the job. The other
candidates are assistant coaches Brian Royal, Danny Frawley, Greg Hutchison and
Tony Elshaugh and former StKilda coach Ken Sheldon.
Brittain was formally interviewed for the first time by a panel of board
members and officials, having already held informal discussions with general
manager Jim Malone and board member Peter Welsh.
Sources said the Tigers will have completed interviews by the weekend.
Frawley was interviewed on Thursday and was said to have impressed the panel.
Brittain has re-emerged as a leading candidate for a senior coaching job
after a year in which his profile has dropped. Brittain had been set to win the
Brisbane job until the Lions decided to pursue Leigh Matthews.
Richmond's list of candidates has been further pruned by the unavailability
of former West Coast captain John Worsfold, who has signed on as an assistant
coach at Carlton for the next three years. Worsfold also had been interviewed by
Meanwhile, the AFL says it is seeking a new director of umpiring with both
football and ``administrative experience" to replace Peter Schwab.
AFL chief executive Wayne Jackson said last night the AFL already had an
umpires' coach in Rowan Sawers. ``I think it will create interest in people
who've coached," he said.