Richmond announced that Adem Yze would be their new senior coach at the end of preliminary finals week. Yze, 46. began as an assistant at Hawthorn under Alastair Clarkson. He was there for the three premierships the Hawks won in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He returned to the Demons, where he played 271 games, in late 2020 and was again involved in a premiership when Melbourne won in 2021. Of his appointment, Yze said, “This is a club steeped in history and blessed with a magnificent supporter base. I feel very humbled to have been given this opportunity, ... ".
Richmond president John O’Rourke was thrilled to welcome Yze, “This has been a period of significant change ... but with that comes a great sense of excitement and opportunity. We have no doubt that Adem is the right man to lead us into the future. Adem brings an enormous breadth of experience ... having played key coaching roles during highly successful periods at both the Hawthorn and Melbourne football clubs. He has a deep understanding of the game and what drives on-field success from a strategic and cultural perspective. Adem has great energy and is highly competitive, and during the appointment process, it became increasingly obvious that he was a great fit ... He was the ideal candidate, and we have no doubt our playing group will thrive under his coaching.”
Yze was a serious contender for the Essendon and GWS jobs in 2022, making it to the final two candidates for both roles which went to Brad Scott and former Tigers assistant Adam Kingsley respectively.
Article last changed on Monday, September 25, 2023 - 10:20 AM EDT