MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: Paul Roos, coach of the Demons looks on during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on June 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Roos could extend coaching career

Melbourne coach Paul Roos says he would considering putting his hand up to coach the Demons’ women’s team in 2017.

Current assistant coach Simon Goodwin is set to take over the reins from Roos at the end of the this season.

However, Roos told 3AW Radio on Monday morning that he could be tempted to remain at the club next season in a different capacity.

“There’s a lot of new things happening now, with academies and women’s football. It’s exciting,” Roos said.

“I’ve had a bit to do with the girls.

“Daisy (Pearce) works with us and I’ve tried to help out a little bit with the womens’ team.

“It’s something that really interests me.

“There’s a lot of opportunities and I absolutely love watching the girls. What they bring to the game, their passion, excitement and standard of football, it’s going to be fantastic.”

The Sydney Swans premiership coach has coached the Dees in 58 games since accepting a two-year deal with an option for a third in September 2013.

But Roos said his initial focus after the end of the season is to travel with his wife Tammy.

“Tammy sacrificed so much to come over here and live. One of the main goals now is to spend as much time as we can overseas,” Roos said.


  1. Would be great to have him at the club. Known to be a tremendous people manager. These skills would be ideal with young and inexperienced players in both the male and female teams. Director of personnel?

  2. If anyone deserves to get the coaching gig at the Dee’s beyond this year it’s definitely him, he turned a club that was in shambles for a good decade, into a competitive club with a promising future.
    You’d be excited hey Trent Jones?

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