Essendon Bombers coach Ben Rutten brutally SACKED by the club after disappointing season

Bombers coach Ben Rutten brutally SACKED – with fans blasting the ‘disgusting’ and ‘diabolical’ treatment of the club

  •  Bombers coach Ben Rutten has been sacked, effective immediately

Bombers coach Ben Rutten has been brutally sacked by the club, despite Essendon’s humiliating attempt to lure former Hawks mentor Alastair Clarkson failed in a very public fashion.

Rutten, who guided to club to an unlikely finals campaign last season, was moved to tears by the situation after the Bombers finished their year with a disappointing 66-point thumping at the hands of Richmond.

Essendon coach Ben Rutten has been sacked by the club, effective immediately

Essendon president David Barham said in a statement that the club’s Board of Directors made the decision to part ways with Rutten, effective immediately.

‘The unfortunate reality is, at various stages this season; we have simply been uncompetitive. And while we acknowledge that we have an emerging playing list, we were compelled to make the decision,’ Barham said in a statement released by the club.

‘Our members and supporters do, and should, expect better from a proud football club. We appreciate this has been a difficult chapter for our Club. 

‘But as I said in my President’s address pre-game yesterday, we will be a bold and courageous football club again. We need to return to being a successful football club,’ said Barham.

More to come…