DECLARES 2011 WILL BE THE END
By Justin Kremmer GEELONG premiership coach Mark Thompson has publicly spoken in an interview with the Herald Sun about his future with Geelong, saying his current two year contract is likely to see him out. Thompson seemed confident that his time at the Cats will finish at the end of 2011 admitting he was keen to pursue a few other business interests outside of football and to live a bit more.
I just signed for two years and thats it . . . and the club pretty much knows that, said Thompson. I reckon this is my last two years and Im going to get out and do some other stuff.
Thompson told of his hunger to continue the clubs success next year and said he had started plans for the 2010 season on the Monday after last months Grand Final win.
I want to leave the place in good shape and I want to be successful next year.
CEO Brian Cook agreed Bomber was looking hungry to win what no other coach has done before at Geelong, a third flag in his time.
He will go flat out to win a flag in the next two years, thats the impression Ive got, said Cook.
Cook was also quick to put many Geelong fans at ease by taking a different view to Thompsons comments and said the future of the dual premiership coach could very well still go beyond 2011.
In the 20 years Ive been a chief executive, I have often heard a coach say, This will probably be my last term, and somehow that attitude changes often.