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Adam Simpson's advice for the future coach of Collingwood


West Coast Eagles premiership coach Adam Simpson has given his advice for the future leader of the Collingwood Football Club.

For the first time in 10 years, the Magpies are on the hunt for a new senior coach with the club parting ways with Nathan Buckley in Round 13, ending a 10-year tenure dating back to 2012.

“I suppose you never think you’re ready until you’re ready, you want to present your own personal brand and what you stand for,” Simpson said on SEN's Crunch Time.

“I was more about this is who I am, and this is what I stand for.

“I thought the last thing that the club wanted to hear was how their list was and what you’re going to do with it.”

Adam Simpson, who took over from club great John Worsfold, provided an insight into what it’s like to take over the role from a club legend.

“I just didn’t realise how big the club was until I got over here,” he laughed.

“Taking over from Woosha, I think I did my press conference in the John Worsfold room and there was a John Worsfold oil painting with an eagle on his shoulder, so I guess I was a bit naïve.

“Whoever takes over the Collingwood job obviously there’s a fair shadow that Nathan’s cast, so it’s just being yourself as much as you can and sticking to your own values.”

A two-time premiership player with North Melbourne, Simpson played 306 games with the Kangaroos and stepped straight into coaching when he retired at the end of the 2009 season.

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