Neil Craig has emerged as a late candidate for the Western Bulldogs job.
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Neil Craig has emerged as a contender for the Western Bulldogs’ senior coaching role.
According to the Herald Sun, Craig has been in talks with the Bulldogs about 2015 and is interested in replacing Brendan McCartney.
The former Adelaide coach joins St Kilda director of football Luke Beveridge and Bulldogs assistant Brett Montgomery in the running for the top job at Whitten Oval.
Former Bulldogs player Luke Darcy, who is part of a committee charged with appointing the new coach, told Triple M radio that Craig was an outstanding candidate.
“He’s an outstanding individual in football, he would have to be a chance,” Darcy said on Tuesday morning.
“He’s a brilliant person and he’s got a great history in coaching.
“There are a huge array of outstanding candidates, and one of them will make a very good coach of the Western Bulldogs when it’s announced.”
Craig currently heads the high performance division at Essendon, and a move could free up a role for Mark Thompson.