Matthews won’t choose new Lions coach

Matthews won’t choose new Lions coach

Lions legend Leigh Matthews won’t help pick the man to succeed Justin Leppitsch as Brisbane’s next AFL coach after the club finalised a five-man selection panel.

Chief executive Greg Swann will head the panel, which also includes Lions coaching director Peter Schwab, three-time premiership player Simon Black, psychologist Matti Clements and the club’s soon-to-be-appointed general manager of football – widely expected to be current Adelaide football boss David Noble.

Leppitsch was sacked last month, the day after the Lions’ final-round loss to St Kilda, despite having a year left to run on his contrast.

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