Coaches ready for AFL hot seat

SOME OF THE CONTENDERS TO REPLACE BRISBANE COACH JUSTIN LEPPITSCH IF HE IS SACKED?:

STUART DEW:

* AFL games coached: 0

* The two-time premiership player became John Longmire’s senior assistant at Sydney in 2013, when Melbourne tried to poach him

IS HE A CHANCE: Was “very close” to joining the Demons as Roos’ successor but then less keen on Adelaide and Carlton jobs last year. May not want to take on what would be an almighty challenge

BRETT RATTEN:

* AFL games coached: 120 (60 wins, 1 draw, 59 losses)

* Unceremoniously dumped as coach of Carlton in 2012 to accommodate arrival of Mick Malthouse but stocks have since rocketed

IS HE A CHANCE: Lions would be silly not to interview him. Appointed assistant coach at Hawthorn in 2013 and is highly regarded by players at the triple reigning premiers

ROBERT HARVEY:

* AFL games coached: 0

* Currently senior assistant coach at Collingwood, has also been in the box for Carlton and St Kilda

IS HE A CHANCE: Overlooked for the vacant St Kilda job after Ross Lyon walked out on the club in 2011. Has since learned plenty and was part of first intake for the AFL’s coaching accreditation course

SCOTT CAMPOREALE:

* AFL games coached: 11 (7 wins, 4 losses)

* Midfield coach at Adelaide, where he filled in admirably last year following Phil Walsh’s shock death

IS HE A CHANCE: An outsider but boasts a lot of experience, having started his apprenticeship under Kevin Sheedy at Essendon. Said earlier this year he harbours ambitions to be a head coach

PAUL ROOS:

* AFL games coached: 266 (137 wins, 2 draws, 127 losses)

* Ended Sydney’s 72-year premiership drought in 2005 and has achieved wonders in three seasons at Melbourne

IS HE A CHANCE: The 53-year-old has declared he won’t coach again and it’s hard to see him changing that stance. A Godfather offer could make things interesting though

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