ANTHONY Leydin is no longer the senior coach of Tullamarine Football Club.
The Demons this morning confirmed the news, and Leydin will not be leading Tullamarine in this weekend’s huge Essendon Ford Division 1 clash with Glenroy.
A four-man assistant coaching panel that includes Justin Marcy, Brad Allen, Gary Pascu and Rodd Horton will take the reins in the interim.
The news comes despite Tullamarine enjoying another solid season, currently sitting third at 8-3 in a very open Essendon Ford Division 1 flag race.
Club president Michael Fiteni told essendondfl.com.au the coaching change will not affect the club’s aspirations for Season 2017.
“We acknowledge that it throws a different dimension into our approach to the rest of the year,” Fiteni said.
“However, everyone is very positive from top to bottom on what we still can achieve and what we’re focused on for Season 2017.
“Our playing group is very positive about our position on the ladder and the hard work to be done for the rest of the year and we’ve still got a lot to achieve.
Leydin took Tullamarine to last year’s Essendon Ford Division 1 Grand Final and a Prelim in 2015 after replacing Ash Manning as coach at the end of 2014.
“Anthony did some very good work at Tullamarine and was able to achieve a lot more than a lot of outsiders thought we could with what we had available and we thank him for his effort,” Fiteni said.
“However, we’ve now just got to move forward and focus on a top-of-the-table challenge this weekend against Glenroy.”
Club officials will meet next week to address the senior coaching vacancy.