Posted: 7 March, 2014
Coach Ross Lyon Has Signed A Two-Year Contract Extension With The Fremantle Dockers Ensuring He Is There Until 2017
Ross Lyon has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him coach Fremantle until the end of 2017.
Lyon has enjoyed instant success with the Dockers, steering them to a semi-final and their maiden grand final in his first two seasons there.
The former St Kilda boss agreed to a four-year deal when he first joined Fremantle at the end of 2011 that initially guaranteed he would be in charge of the Dockers until the end of next season.
But the club moved quickly to ensure Lyon’s tenure went longer than that.
“We are in the business of building a great club and I know everyone at the club – players, coaches, administration staff and commercial operations – are trying to take that next step and continue to build,” Lyon said.
“The pillars of leadership here that sit above me and I report to – (president) Steve Harris and his board, (CEO) Steve Rosich and Chris Bond as head of football – have strong, transparent relationships and everyone works really hard with strong integrity to achieve the task at hand.
“We are here to build a great club and great clubs win premierships and that’s what we want to be.”
Lyon is regarded as one of the best coaches in the competition having been involved in four grand finals in seven seasons as a coach at St Kilda and Fremantle.
Will Lyon deliver Fremantle their first ever premiership?