Lions coach Justin Leppitsch (R) listens to assistant coach Simon Black during the round one AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions at Aurora Stadium on March 22, 2014 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Lions announce coaching selection panel

Brisbane has named a five-man selection panel to find its next senior coach.

The panel, which will be led by CEO Greg Swann, will include Peter Schwab, three-time premiership player Simon Black, Director and Senior Psychologist at Mental Edge Consulting Matti Clements and the club’s new general manager of football.

“There is lot of footballing experience in Peter Schwab and Simon Black, while Matti Clements gives us the independent insight we need into the psychological aspects of the job,” CEO Greg Swann said.

“Add to that group our new General Manager of Football – and we are well into the process of finalising a high quality candidate for that role – and you have a really strong panel to select our new Senior Coach.”

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  1. Very simple process – don’t pick untried, untrained and useless ex-players. Pick a coach who has served an apprenticeship under someone who has half an idea. Hird, Voss, Buckley, Leppitsch… all heart, not head decisions.

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