Former Essendon defender Dean Solomon has interviewed for the Bombers’ head coach job as club great Tim Watson says the embattled AFL club don’t need James Hird to play saviour.
Hird and Solomon, 2000 premiership teammates, separately addressed the Bombers’ selection panel on Wednesday.
The pair shared a coaches’ box with former teammate Mark McVeigh when he was GWS’ interim coach for 13 games this year.
Solomon was among the contenders for the Fremantle job in 2019 that ultimately went to Justin Longmuir.
He spent 2010 as an assistant coach at the Dockers then was an assistant at Gold Coast from 2011 until the end of 2020, including spending three games as interim coach in 2017.
Solomon spent 2021 away from the AFL before re-entering as one of McVeigh’s assistants in May alongside Hird.
Beyond his stint at the Giants, Hird hasn’t been in AFL coaching circles since resigning from Essendon…