Mark Thompson looks set to remain at the Bombers, though his role is yet to be confirmed.
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Essendon stand-in coach Mark Thompson says he is likely to remain at Essendon at 2015, although his role is yet to be determined.
Thompson will step away from the coaching box next season to allow James Hird, whose one-year AFL suspension ended last month, to take back the reigns.
The former Geelong coach told FoxFooty he wants to remain at the club in some capacity and that there was a possibility that an announcement could be made by the end of this week.
“It’s probably not being assistant coach. I’ve been there done that and got out of it and I’m not going back,” Thompson said on Monday night.
“We’ve got to work it out, yeah which we’ve started the process. We’ll go away and think about it.”
Thompson hinted at a possible player development role at the club, and added there were plenty of areas at the Bombers that needed improvement.
“There’s a few things we’ve got to fix up. The development stuff is really important, that we just keep bringing players ready to step up and play,” Thompson said.
“Then there’s how you get the players there in the first place and it’s how you coach the coaches and how to go from the way you want to play, into the way you train and the way you prepare, that sort of thing.”