Thompson has emerged as a dark horse for the vacant senior coaching role at the Bulldogs.
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Mark Thompson has emerged as a late candidate for the vacant Western Bulldogs senior coaching role.
After weeks of speculation, Thompson officially parted ways with Essendon yesterday after failing to find a suitable role at the club following a meeting with club officials.
Former Bulldogs star Luke Darcy, who was recently appointed to the Western Bulldogs’ coach selection panel, says the club would now speak to the premiership-winning coach.
“I think, given we haven’t finished the process at the Bulldogs, you’d have to think about it,’ Darcy told Triple M on Thursday morning.
“The time that he was in contract, that precludes you from having those conversations.
“Again, that’s a matter for the whole committee.
“But you look at his coaching record Ed, it is off the charts, it is an amazing record in football.
“For someone like that not to be involved actively, just seems like that is a waste of the game.
“The answer is yes.”
St Kilda director of football Luke Beveridge is favourite to land the job, ahead of Bulldogs assistant Brett Montgomery.