It took two reviews, but Adelaide head of football Brett Burton and senior assistant coach Scott Camporeale are now gone.
After Don Pyke vacated the head coach position in September, an external review of the football department, led by Hawthorn great Jason Dunstall, Matthew Pavlich and high performance experts Jonah Oliver and Dr Tim Gabbett stepped in.
An internal review of the club recommended the following:
- a change to the leadership of the football department with Head of Football Brett Burton to depart the club;
- a change to the coaching structure with Senior Assistant Coach Scott Camporeale to also leave the organisation after spending nine years in the coaching department;
- the creation of a new position, Head of Leadership and Culture, to deliver a new player leadership program across all areas of the football department, including AFL and AFLW;
- some small changes within the high-performance department to enhance role clarity and communication between staff, coaches and players.
Since making the 2017 grand final, the Crows have missed the finals in the past seasons - including a horrendous 2-9 run to finish 2019.
"We now have a great opportunity to make new appointments to ensure that we are able to generate the balance and diversity of thought that our players need, together with an injection of resources into areas like leadership development which is increasingly important with an emerging group of younger leaders and a younger list profile," Adelaide chairman Rob Chapman said.