Luke Darcy will return to his old club to help select a new senior coach.
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Former Western Bulldogs player Luke Darcy will return to the club to help select its new coach after the departure of Brendan McCartney earlier this month.
The panel, which also includes former West Coast Eagles premiership-winning coach John Worsfold, club president Peter Gordon, chief executive Simon Garlick and football director Chris Grant.
The committee is due to meet for the first time on Tuesday afternoon.
Darcy told Triple M radio that he was initially reluctant to return to the Bulldogs.
“Initially my reaction was no, mainly for the reason that I enjoy being independent,” Darcy said.
“A lot of people who are involved are very close friends of mine. This does mean a lot to me, I want to see this place in the best possible shape.
“So I am going to be part of the committee, John Worsfold is going to be part of the committee as well.
“We have our first meeting this afternoon to try and pick the next coach.”
Darcy said he would enter the process with an open mind and said whoever would be selected would need added support.
“It’s such a complex role now that you get someone who might have a huge amount of skill in one area who needs some support in another area,” Darcy told radio station Triple M.
“I don’t think there is someone who can deal with all of the complexities all on their own.”