Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has rejected suggestions he could be coaching Collingwood next year.
Ross Lyon Collingwood talks
With Collingwood’s current coach Nathan Buckley under the pump, the rumour mill has thrown the veteran Dockers coach into the mix as a potential successor.
Lyon laughed off the speculation however when questioned about the Magpies coaching job on Channel 9’s Footy Classified.
Ross Lyon’s Response
When quizzed about the possibility of coaching Collingwood next year Lyon responded with “No not at all.”
Lyon reiterated that he was committed to Fremantle.
“It’s a marriage where I’m fully committed to them and they’re fully committed to me.”
St Kilda all over again?
Ross Lyon of course has a history in this area. In 2011 he sensationally walked out on St Kilda at the end of the season joining Fremantle on a massive contract.
He was contracted to coach St Kilda in 2012, but had an “out” clause.
Ross Lyon is adamant though, nothing like that is going to happen this time round. But he does admit to taking the Collingwood talk as a compliment.
“I’m flattered by it. In Round 2 (people were saying) the game had left me behind. Now I’m a candidate for one of the biggest coaching jobs in the country.”
“It’s flattering but it’s unrealistic.”
We’ll see… We’ll see.
by Michael T. Lynch – contributor