Five-time Premiership star Dermott Brereton has urged Andrew McQualter to stay on Richmond’s coaching staff if given the opportunity, despite missing out on the top job.
The Tigers unveiled Adem Yze as their successor to Damien Hardwick on Thursday night, beating out McQualter for the full-time role after coaching Richmond for 13 games as interim coach this season.
The 46-year-old becomes the Tigers’ 42nd VFL/AFL coach after unanimous agreement from the Richmond coaching selection panel.
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Speaking on AFL 360 Plus, Brereton opined that Yze ultimately won the job due to “x-factor” and tactical acumen.
But he urged McQualter to stay on board at the Tigers as an assistant…