ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: (L-R) Adelaide Crows Senior Coach Matthew Nicks talks with Ben Hart, forwards coach of the Adelaide Crows during the round 16 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Adelaide Oval on September 08, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Crows great Ben Hart has questioned the club's decision making following Adelaide's decision to cut the two-time premiership player from their coaches box at the end of last season, per SEN

In what is understood to be a decision made due to the financial strains of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hart was laid off from his duties as the club's forwards coach following the conclusion of the 2020 season.

Adelaide ended the year in 18th, claiming their first ever wooden spoon after winning just three matches for the season.

Speaking on SEN's Sportsday, Hart said the club failed to make their vision clear 12 months on from a thorough review in 2019.

“I potentially haven’t agreed with the decision around me last year, but we live in that industry," Hart said.

"At times I haven’t felt the club weren't strong enough in their convictions in what they wanted to become after what was a pretty thorough review of things at the end of 2019.

“I don’t agree with it, but at the same time I understand it’s a performance-based industry and if you’re not performing then change sometimes has to be made.

“I’m a big boy and understand that’s the nature of the game, but I’m keen now to get back into footy and stay in footy as I enjoy it.”

Hart, 46, revealed that he believed the club's transformation from their 2019 review was "the wrong way to go", but was understanding given the circumstances of the past 12 months.

“You go through quite a wide-spread review at the end of 2019 and all of a sudden twelve months later after being hit with COVID, (understanding) that it was a different type of year so to react and make some decisions on the back of that – I thought it was the wrong way to go,” he said.

“But that’s the decision they made as a football club and I’m OK with that.”

Hart joined the Northern Bullants coaching ranks earlier this month and will assist former Collingwood ruckman Josh Fraser at the club.