The search is on for Port Adelaide’s new coach after the clubs one and only premiership Coach Mark Williams has stepped down, and so Ladbrokes.com.au has opened a market specifically so you can get your two cents worth!
Matthew Primus has been appointed as the temporary coach, and is the current favourite among punters to secure the long-time role at $2.50.
Assistant coach to Williams Matthew Primus has been appointed by the club as the temporary coach, taking the reins through to the end of the 2010 Season, and is the current favourite among punters to secure the long-time role at $2.50.
Primus has not hidden his desire to be allocated the top job for the 2011 season, and having been an assistant at the club for five years, the remaining seven matches of the season will determine whether the former ruckman has what it takes at the top.
Dean Laidley, another assistant at Port and former North Melbourne coach was also a contender for the provisional position, and is at $4 to be given the full time role – although is believed not to have wanted the interim spot.
Outside of the current club staff, Geelong assistant Brenton Sanderson leads the way at $4.50, and having been a development coach at Port back in 2006 before he moved to the Cats, knows the club inside out.
Other names on the tip of Port fans are Carlton assistant coach Craig Bradley ($6), St Kilda assistant coach Ken Hinkley ($11) and another Carlton assistant Brett Montgomery ($14).
Williams had been the main man at the Power for 11 years, and after a slippery slide down the ladder in recent weeks – seven consecutive losses being a club record – the next man in line certainly has an uphill climb.
The decision was made last Thursday afternoon after Williams met with club president Brett Duncanson, with the players and staff notified on the Friday.
If you have a good idea as to who you think will, or should take over from Primus, or even if you back him to continue his short-term spell, head to Ladbrokes.com.au to prove your loyalty and hope for Port to get back on track!