Gold Coast's Football Manager Is Leaving The Club

'He provided great support.'

Gold Coast's Football Manager Is Leaving The Club (Image: Getty)

Gold Coast has confirmed general manager of football operations Marcus Ashcroft will depart the club.

Ashcroft has been with the Suns since their inception.

He will stay at the club until a replacement can be found, according to chief executive Mark Evans.

"Marcus and I have been discussing this decision for some time and to his credit he has continued to put the club first,” he told Gold Coast's website.

"He provided me great support as the club identified Stuart Dew as our new coach. He will continue to guide the football department through the current trade period and will assist in the transition to handover to a new General Manager of Football in the near future.

"His legacy to the Suns, Lions and the AFL speaks for itself and I have great confidence that Marcus will not be lost to the industry."

Gold Coast also advised head of development Matthew Lappin will not have his contract extended.

George Stone and Shaun Hart have been added to their coaching panel to support Stuart Dew, with Stone joining as a coaching advisor and Hart filling Lappin's role.