It seems that in every AFL off-season, there are one or two coaching changes.
But this year is different. It looks like all 18 mean in charge are safe. For now at least.
This is not to write off the following five coaches or even suggest they will get sacked if they’re teams fail to produce next year. But these five coaches will be under 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?