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Former Brisbane Lions coach and premiership player Michael Voss has joined Port Adelaide as its midfield manager.
Voss joins Port on a multi-year deal as a replacement for assistant coach Phil Walsh, who recently joined the Adelaide Crows as its head coach.
Power chief executive Keith Thomas said the club was ecstatic to secure the services of the three-time premiership player.
“To have a person of the calibre of Michael Voss join the Port Adelaide Football Club is very exciting for all involved,” he said.
“His record as an elite midfielder for Brisbane is legendary and his five years as the senior coach of the Brisbane Lions will be enormously valuable to [coach] Ken [Hinkley] and the playing group.
“Our club is continuing its drive to build a football program full of people with character, values and a burning desire to succeed. Michael Voss is a perfect fit.”
Voss said it was an offer too good to turn down.
“Joining Port Adelaide is a chance to be part of a fantastic journey with a group of exciting young players,” he said.
“The brand of footy played under Ken Hinkley and the continued growth of the club over the last two years has been very impressive and I am looking forward to contributing to that journey.”
Voss has spent the past year working in the media but said the opportunity presented by Port was too good to refuse.
“I was committed to media for another twelve months but in the end Port Adelaide presented me with an opportunity too good to refuse and after several family discussions we agreed it was the right time for us as a family.”