Retired AFL star Eddie Betts is expected to join Geelong in an off-field role that will include coaching as they revamp their football department after three assistants moved on last month.
The 35-year-old retired at the end of this season as one of the most popular figures in the AFL after 350 games and 640 goals and was expected to continue in an off-field role at Carlton.
Eddie Betts is set to join Geelong as a development coach.Credit:Getty Images
But a club source has confirmed the Cats are set to lure him to GMHBA Stadium in a development coaching role as Geelong rejuvenate off-field after making the preliminary final again in 2021.
Betts is also a chance to work in the media in 2022 after being a regular guest on Fox Footy’s AFL360 and was recently appointed an ambassador for Coles. His exact role at the Cats is still being fine-tuned.
Betts played alongside Patrick Dangerfield at Adelaide and was involved in international rules with Cats coach Chris Scott.
He will join James Kelly as new assistants at the club after Matthew Scarlett decided to step away from football for 12 months, Corey Enright joined St Kilda and Matthew Knights joined West Coast.
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