Less than 100 days ago, St Kilda put out a press release headlined: ‘He’s Our Man’ to lead the team in 2023 and 2024.
Turns out Brett Ratten was not, in fact, their man.
“They sacked him overnight,” Ryan Daniels told Clairsy & Lisa.
“Brett Ratten is one of the better people in footy, anyone you talk to loves him – that doesn’t mean he’s a great coach, I get that, sometimes you have to move the coach on, but you don’t do it after you’ve just signed them.”
But here’s the kicker: they still have to pay him.
Ryan estimates that, based on other coaches’ salaries, it would’ve been least $600K a year, probably closer to $700K.
“He’s gonna be doing not a lot of work for a lot of money for the next two years,” he said.
This also presents a new problem for the Saints.
North Melbourne, Essendon, GWS have all have newly-minted coaches… who’s even left?
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