Tigers great Hardwick to address shock call to quit
May 22, 2023 / 9:45 pm
Triple-premiership coach Damien Hardwick is set to detail the reasons behind his decision to quit Richmond in a bombshell move that has sparked the prospect of change at rival AFL clubs.
Hardwick is expected to front a press conference on Tuesday morning, when he will address the most sensational mid-season coaching departure in recent memory.
It is believed burnout from the stress of senior coaching has been a factor in the 50-year-old’s shock call after 307 games in charge over 14 seasons.
Hardwick is the longest-serving coach in Richmond’s history and will go down as one of the club’s all-time greats alongside Tom Hafey, having led the Tigers to premierships in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
There will be speculation about Hardwick’s future and whether – or when – he could coach again at another club next year or beyond.
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