Justin Leppitsch responds to Collingwood assistant coaching report

Justin Leppitsch responds to Collingwood assistant coaching report

Justin Leppitsch has responded to reports that he will join a Collingwood coaching staff led by Craig McRae for the 2022 season.

The age reported Monday that McRae would like Leppitsch to join him with the Magpies in a senior assistant role.

When asked on Whateley from SEN whether that was the case, the three-time premiership Leo replied, “Probably not, no.”

“Three of my great friends Adam Kingsley, Craig McRae and Michael Voss are going for this job so I was always put in a pretty precarious position to comment on it and if one of them got the position there’s a chance that I would be attached to them (by the media) and there is a chance that will happen,” Leppitsch added.

“But when and if I haven’t had in-depth conversations with Collingwood per se, I’ve had a lot of in-depth conversations with Adam and Craig and those guys about going for this job and helping them with presentations and what to look for and all that kind of stuff because I’ve been through it.

“The other part, that may be in the future, but there’s nothing to report right now.”

Leppitsch’s experience includes a stint as a Brisbane coach and a key part of Richmond’s three premierships as an assistant coach.

He left the Tigers for a year away from football in late 2020 and worked in media for SEN and Channel 7.

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