Essendon deny deciding on AFL coach

Essendon deny they have settled on John Worsfold as their new AFL senior coach.

The Bombers insist the 2006 West Coast premiership coach remains part of a selection process that is understood to also involve Collingwood assistant Scott Burns and former Western Bulldogs mentor Brendan McCartney.

The AFL website published a story earlier on Thursday saying Essendon would confirm Worsfold as their new coach in coming days.

That prompted a reply on Essendon’s twitter feed.

“The selection process is ongoing and a decision on the next senior coach has not been made,” the club said.

A fortnight ago, Essendon also denied widespread media reports they had offered Worsfold a five-year deal.

A week later, Worsfold confirmed he wanted to coach Essendon.

Worsfold left West Coast in late 2013 and he was Adelaide’s temporary football director after the July 3 death of Crows coach Phil Walsh.

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