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West Coast Eagles list manager Darren Glass quits on eve of second season in charge

West Coast great Darren Glass has quit his role as list manager at West Coast Eagles on the eve of the 2021 AFL season.

The club has confirmed the three-time best and fairest and former captain will finish up in the coming weeks after just one season in charge.

“Whilst only with us as list manager for just over a year, Darren has done a great job in what was a very difficult year in the AFL,” General Manager of football Craig Vozzo said.

“His sharp wit and unique humour will be missed around the football department, but will serve him well in his future pursuits.

“On behalf of the club, I take this opportunity to thank Darren for his efforts and to wish him, Alicia and the children all the very best of health and prosperity for the future.”

Glass, who spent two seasons as a backline coach at Hawthorn, returned to the Eagles at the end of 2019 to replace former list boss Brady Rawlings, who headed to North Melbourne.

The 2006 premiership player was only in the role for one trade period, during which the Eagles secured Brisbane defender Alex Witherden and GWS forward Zac Langdon.

“I want to thank chief executive Trevor Nisbett and general manager of football Craig Vozzo for the opportunity to return to the club I love as list manager,” Glass said.

Retiring Eagle Darren Glass acknowledges the crowd.
Camera IconRetiring Eagle Darren Glass acknowledges the crowd. Credit: Lincoln Baker/The West Australian

“It has been a fantastic learning curve over the past 14 months which has allowed me to grow and develop my skillset.

“While it is with some sadness that I leave the club where I spent my entire playing career, I am confident West Coast is strongly positioned for now and into the future.

“I’m looking forward to supporting Adam Simpson and the players from afar while I start a fresh chapter in my professional life.”

The 39-year-old also spent time at Adelaide as a leadership coach in 2015 after retiring and worked at the Boston Consulting Group across 2016-2017. 

The four-time All Australian is set to take up a role outside of the football industry.

Since retiring from football, where he played 270 games for the Eagles, Glass has completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of WA.

The 2018 premiers have confirmed they will now begin searching for a replacement, with an announcement to be made in due course.

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