Melbourne has announced Simon Goodwin as Paul Roos’ successor after the former Crows star signed a five-year deal at the club.
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The Melbourne Demons has announced former Adelaide Crows star Simon Goodwin as Paul Roos’ coaching successor.
Goodwin has signed a five-year deal with the Demons, as a senior assistant to Roos for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, before he takes over as senior coach from 2017.
There had been widespread speculation that Goodwin would return to the Adelaide Crows following the sacking of Brenton Sanderson on Wednesday, however Melbourne were quick to announce the capture of its man.
Goodwin believes the Demons are on the up, and that club culture had a big say in why he joined the currently-struggling side.
“There were some things within Melbourne that really resonated with me about the cultural journey that they were on to building sustained success,” Goodwin said.
“That’s what I’m really trying to be part of…What I really believe in is how you build success through culture, and that’s something that really influenced me about the Melbourne footy club.”
Goodwin has been an assistant at Essendon for the past four seasons and will begin working with the Demons ahead of its 2015 pre-season schedule.