Brenton Sanderson has been sacked by the Adelaide Crows.
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The Adelaide Crows have sacked coach Brenton Sanderson after a review of the entire club’s football operation.
Adelaide finished 10th this season and missed out on a finals place, having finished 11th in 2013 after making the preliminary final in 2012.
Sanderson was contracted until the end of 2016, but his time as head coach was cut short after just three seasons in charge.
“Brenton is a quality person and accomplished coach, but recent weeks have unearthed a need for change,” club chairman Rob Chapman said in a statement.
“Both parties have realised they have different perspectives on where we are at as a footy team.
“It is a tough decision but one the club feels pushes us closer to realising our ambitions.
“We would like to thank Brenton for his contribution and wish him every success.”
The club says it will search nation-wide for a new coach, with stand-in Essendon coach Mark Thompson and Bombers assistant Simon Goodwin reportedly the leading candidates for the job.