MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Alan Richardson, Senior Coach of the Saints looks on during the 2018 AFL round 10 match between the Richmond Tigers and the St Kilda Saints at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 26, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

It seems that in every AFL off-season, there are one or two coaching changes.

But this year is different. All 18 coaches kept their jobs… for now at least.

This is not to write off the following five men or even suggest they will get sacked if they’re teams fail to produce this season. But these five will face considerable pressure if they’re sides go backwards.

Here are the five coaches most under the pump in 2019:  


5. Leon Cameron

Are the Giants the biggest underachievers in the past couple of seasons? The jury remains out on whether or not Cameron can take charge of his Ferrari and propel it to a flag. Or at least get close.

While firmly in their premiership window, there has been preliminary finals heartbreak the past two seasons, and while a grand final appearance isn’t out of the question, Cameron needs to prove that his side truly are the league’s Giants and not the league’s perennial bridesmaids.

A list laden with talent, coupled with a highly possible top four finish means his side are a genuine contender – but can they rise to the occasion before the knives begin to sharpen?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 15: Leon Cameron, coach of the Giants, looks on during the round 17 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Sydney Swans at Spotless Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)