Paul Roos ruled out of Brisbane Lions coaching job

PHILLIP HARSANT

Brisbane Lions Chairman Angus Johnson has confirmed Paul Roos will not coach the clubs’ next season.

Coming into the penultimate weekend of the season the coach-less Lions are still on the hunt for an unlikely finals berth.

The club recently resigned stars Matthew Leuenberger, Daniel Rich and Pearce Hanley and have one of the youngest playing lists in the competition outside of the expansion teams.

This should make them quite an attractive proposition to potential candidates for the vacant position.

However Sydney Swans premiership coach and former Fitzroy Lions legend, Paul Roos would not be one of those candidates.

Johnson said Roos ruled himself out of contention due to family reasons.

“He would be unable to relocate to Brisbane and was therefore ruled out as a candidate,” he said.

The Lions have slim chances of making a finals victory against Geelong at Kardinia Park, a ground the second-placed Cats have only been beaten twice at in their last 50 matches at the venue.

Carlton would also need to lose against Port Adelaide in the final match to ever be played at Adelaide’s Footy Park.

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