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Report: St Kilda great to interview for coaching job


Robert Harvey is set to interview for the St Kilda coaching job, according to a report in the Herald Sun.

It is understood that Harvey, a 383-game legend of the Saints, will be formally interviewed in the next fortnight.

Brett Ratten is the current caretaker coach at Moorabbin following the departure of Alan Richardson last month but the club is yet to make the call on who will lead them forward. Ratten has a 3-1 record since taking the reins.

Currently an assistant to Nathan Buckley at Collingwood, Harvey has been in the coaching caper for the past 11 years. He kicked off with Carlton in 2009 before returning to St Kilda for the 2011 season, prior to joining the Magpies in 2012.

After spending the past eight years working with the two-time Brownlow Medallist, Pies coach Buckley fully endorsed a potential move into the senior ranks.

“If I got hit by a bus tomorrow, he could step up and I don’t think we would skip a beat,” Buckley told the Herald Sun.

“Tactically, I lean on him heavily for his knowledge of the game, but underpinning that is his work rate, because he has never relied on his talent, he was always the hardest worker.

“So, he watches more vision from more angles than anyone I have ever seen, any coach I have ever known.

“He wants to be a part of success and the same single-mindedness which drove him as a player is reflected in his coaching.”

Robert Harvey St Kilda Collingwood

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