West Coast coach Adam Simpson is set to be rewarded with a contract extension after guiding the Eagles through to this year’s grand final.
Simpson’s current deal runs out at the end of next season, but Eagles chief executive Trevor Nisbett says a contract extension will be drawn up over summer.
“Speaking to Adam over the past 12 months, he is very confident in his decision he has made to come to Perth,” Nisbett said.
“He is pretty happy and the kids have settled, so I think it would be a good move if we can cement a longer-term tenure than just the 12 months ahead.”
The Eagles will target Sydney speedster Lewis Jetta and Brisbane’s Jack Redden during the trade period.
But former Suns midfielder Harley Bennell isn’t on the club’s radar.
“Harley’s not in our thinking,” Nisbett said.
Jetta and Redden have both made it clear they want to join the Eagles, who were beaten by Hawthorn in this year’s grand final.
Now the challenge is for West Coast to get the deals done.
“You have to have more than one or two irons in the fire in the trade period, because you can’t always get exactly the players you’re after,” Nisbett said.
“We’re interested in those two blokes for sure.
“But there’s other players we’ll be looking at to see whether they can help our squad and can’t, and we’ll make decisions on that during the trade period.”
Free agent Scott Selwood appears increasingly likely to leave the Eagles and link up with older brother Joel at Geelong.