Port midfield coach Phil Walsh will reportedly be announced as Adelaide Crows head coach later on Tuesday.
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Port Adelaide assistant coach Phil Walsh is reportedly set to be announced as the head coach of the Adelaide Crows.
Power chairman David Koch confirmed Walsh’s departure from the club on Channel Seven on Tuesday morning, with an official announcement expected from the Crows later this afternoon.
Koch said Port were “quite flattered” that the Crows wanted to be like the Power and that the club would release Walsh despite the fact that Walsh is still contracted to the club for another two seasons.
“We wish him well to take on the big job,” said Koch.
“We feel very flattered that the Crows come to us for their senior coach.
“It’s good testament to our football department.
“It’s more than one person of course – we’ve got Kenny Hinkley, ‘Nicksy’ (Matthew Nicks) and Josh Carr, so it’s a very good team.”
Walsh’s departure would mean Ken Hinkley would lose his second assistant within a year, with Alan Richardson having quit the club last November to take up the coaching role at St Kilda.