Paul Roos has addressed speculation that he could be returning to football in another mentoring role.
In the past few weeks, the former Sydney and Melbourne coach has been the subject of conversation surrounding the possibility of him joining Collingwood as director of coaching.
The notion is that he would work with the newly-signed Nathan Buckley as mentor, in a similar way to how he mentored Simon Goodwin at the Demons, before stepping aside at the completion of the 2016 season.
Asked by Peter Donegan on This Is Your Sporting Life if he would consider a mentor arrangement with another coach, Roos said: “I’m not sure.
“In order to do a succession plan, a coach has to want to step aside.
“I’m surprised it hasn’t happened at other clubs.
“The lack of education for coaches and the lack of grounding and training we have in the industry as a whole.
“There’s still certainly a gap there for young coaches stepping up from assistant coaches to senior coaches and I still think there are roles for people like Neil Craig, Choco Williams, Rodney Eade – guys to mentor young coaches – absolutely.”
Regarding the prospect of another coaching job, Roos added: “I can’t see myself coaching again.
“Money has nothing to do with it. Unless I’m emotionally invested…
“If you are not prepared to invest in it, it’s very hard to do the job.”
Tune in to SEN1116 on Sunday morning at 7am for This Is Your Sporting Life as Peter Donegan chats with Fitzroy legend and former Sydney and Melbourne coach Paul Roos.