If this is true, does this mean Kens last three years where he said he loves the players and the club were false? Does he lack confidence to back himself in seeking the security of a fat contract instead?
What ya think Power fans? World wide search and the best is already here?
Power appoints Head of High Performance Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
Port Adelaide’s current Head of Athletic Development, Ian McKeown, will take over as Head of High Performance for the 2018 season and beyond. Originally from County Down in Northern Ireland, McKeown has spent five seasons at Alberton and says he’s humbled by the opportunity to now lead the club’s high performance department. “The most exciting thing is continuing to work with these players,” McKeown said. “The incredible relationships I, and the rest of the high performance department, have with the players will stand us in good stead heading into next year because it’s going to be another very challenging pre-season. “The game style and physical requirements of AFL football change every year and so our high performance program is constantly evolving to stay ahead of those demands.” McKeown, who has a PhD in Strength and Conditioning, replaces Darren Burgess, who left for English Premier League club Arsenal in July. “When Darren came back to Port Adelaide five seasons ago he phoned me and I jumped at the chance to join him here,” McKeown said. “Darren was always very good at using all of the high performance team’s expertise to make sure it was the sum of all parts not just one person controlling the program. “Now it’s my responsibility to make sure that continues.” Port Adelaide’s General Manager of Football, Chris Davies, says the appointment comes after an extensive worldwide search. “It was a position that attracted an outstanding list of potential candidates from sporting competitions around the globe,” Davies said. “His work experience spans a number of professional sports and he has worked with numerous Olympic standard athletes around the world. “But it was ultimately the work Ian had done during his time here at the Club under Darren Burgess, and since Darren has left, that made him the ideal candidate to take our high performance department forward.”