Shepparton’s search for a new coach continues, but it will not be long before the club has its man.
Departing coach Brad Campbell, who will leave the Bears in a better position than when he arrived, will exit at the end of their finals campaign and club president Will Phillips hoped to have his replacement sorted soon.
The Bears play Seymour in Sunday’s preliminary final at Deakin Reserve.
‘‘The process is still continuing, we have some very good prospects that are still involved in their current leagues,’’ Phillips said.
‘‘We have a short list of coaches who we are speaking to, but that could blow out if someone becomes available, but in saying that we hope to have an answer before our presentation night (on October 7).’’
‘‘The sooner the better, we want to have it formalised by then and we can then begin to prepare.
‘‘Whoever takes over will need to have similar beliefs to Brad and what he has achieved and for now, we will continue to be behind Brad during this finals campaign.’’
Rob McCartney was appointed to succeed Campbell next season, but last month said he would return to AFL powerhouse Hawthorn as head of football — special projects.