Head coach Alan Richardson has impressed his bosses at the St Kilda Saints and has been rewarded with a new two-year deal. The 50 year-old’s current contract is set to expire at the end of next season and he’s now signed on until the end of the 2018 AFL campaign. The club and coach announced the news on July 23 with Richardson sending out a Tweet to his followers and wrote, “incredibly bullish about the journey.” Fans and punters should remember to follow the CrownBet AFL news each week.
Richardson was offered the coaching position with the Saints after gaining experience with half a dozen different clubs. These were the Western Bulldogs, Richmond Tigers, Collingwood Magpies, Essendon Bombers, Carlton Blues and Port Adelaide Power. However, he didn’t have the greatest of debut seasons with St Kilda in 2014 as the team managed just four victories and finished in last place. Don’\t forget to look over the latest CrownBet AFL odds before making your betting picks.
After the signing, Richardson told the media via a statement,
I am very pleased to commit to St Kilda’s future. There are exciting things happening right across our club and I am thrilled to be a part of it for at least the next three years. I have high expectations of this playing group, and with the backing of a united and supportive board and executive, I am confident we will return to a period of success in the near future.
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The Saints still aren’t considered to be one of the league’s big boys yet as they were just 5-10 after their first 15 games this year and occupied 13th place on the ladder. However, Richardson must be doing something right to be given a new deal. Club president Peter Summers said the side’s members and fans realize that Richardson is an excellent senior coach and they’ll be pleased that he’s committed to the team for an additional two years. By looking over the CrownBet AFL odds and making a weekly wager you can easily boost your winnings.
Matt Finnis, the Saints’ CEO, agreed with Summers and added that the club’s board make a good decision back in November of 2013 when Richardson was hired as the head coach. Finnis went on to say he and the board are more confident than ever that Richardson is the right person for the job as he’s committed to putting together a competitive team and club. Don’t forget to visit the CrownBet AFL site on a regular basis for the latest news and betting odds.