Scott Camporeale won’t seek Adelaide’s vacant head coaching job but will remain at the AFL club as an assistant coach.
Camporeale took over the Crows’ head coaching role in the aftermath of the alleged murder of Phil Walsh on July 3.
But Camporeale has told Adelaide he won’t be pitching for the fulltime job from next season, leaving Don Pyke, Scott Burns, John Blakey and Leigh Tudor as frontrunners for the position.
Adelaide’s football director Mark Ricciuto confirmed on Thursday that Camporeale won’t be a candidate.
“He has got a young family and he has got a successful building business on the side as well,” Ricciuto said on his Triple M radio breakfast program.
“He has got a few things on the go and when you’re head coach, you’re 110 per cent committed. You don’t have anything going on to the side and sometimes your family (suffers) if you don’t quite get the work-life balance right.
“It’s good news if he does want to stay on as senior assistant. And I think we can watch this space over the next few days.”
The Crows expect to appoint their next coach within a fortnight.
West Coast assistant Pyke has been touted as the favourite, while Sydney assistant Blakey, Collingwood assistant Burns and North Melbourne assistant Tudor are also in the frame.