Hawthorn forward Luke Breust is rapt to have Brendon Bolton back at the club after his stint at Carlton as head coach.
Bolton coached the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL and was promoted to Hawthorn assistant in 2011 before leaving to become Carlton head coach in 2016.
After being sacked as Blues boss midway through 2019, he has returned to the Hawks as director of coaching ahead of the 2020 season.
Breust said his structure and sound footy mind would be particularly beneficial for the playing ground.
“Bolts is a ripper,” he said on SEN Breakfast.
“He obviously had a number of established relationships from his time there before and I think he’s slotted back in really well.
“He gives our program a little bit of structure and he’s got a great footy mind as well.
“He’ll be a great compliment to the coaches we already have here and he’s a ripper from my point of view.”
With Jonathon Patton’s arrival at Hawthorn, coach Alastair Clarkson has trialled playing three tall forwards during pre-season with the likes of Breust and Paul Puopolo playing as smaller types forward of centre.
You can listen to Luke Breust on SEN Breakfast in the player below.