MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30: Adem Yze and Troy Chaplin the assistant coaches of the Demons walk out onto the field during the round seven AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 30, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Simon Goodwin has wasted no time in endorsing his senior assistant Adem Yze as a potential "fine senior coach," should the GWS Giants come calling.

It comes as the news of Leon Cameron's resignation filtered through early on Thursday after nine years in the job, with Cameron to coach the Giants for the last time against Carlton on Sunday at Giants Stadium.

Goodwin told media this morning that Yze, who coached the Demons to a win over Hawthorn earlier this season while Goodwin was under health and safety protocols, would be a capable candidate.

“All our coaches have ability to be senior coaches in time," said Goodwin, via 

"As a footy club, we want to see our footy club progress...Adem I’m sure will be a fine senior coach when that time comes. From a process perspective, we’re always open to our people exploring those things and progressing their careers at the right time.”

Goodwin took the opportunity to laud the outgoing Cameron, who led the Giants to myriad finals campaigns, including a Grand Final appearance in 2019.

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"Leon outstanding person and an outstanding coach, and it’s obviously a sad day when these things transpire, and as a coaching fraternity we will reach out to Leon and get that support around him," said Goodwin.

Cameron departs after running third behind Luke Beveridge and winner Goodwin in the AFL Coaches Association's Coach of the Year award in 2021.