AFL Coaches Ranked Heading In 2017

With the start of the 2017 season just weeks away we rank the current AFL coaches 1-18

Who is the best?


18 Chris Fagan – Brisbane

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The New man in charge at the Brisbane Lions after two failed attempts of having club legends coach the Club. 

Has a massive job ahead of him, rebuilding the Brisbane Lions but who better to rebuild the club then a man who worked under the best – Alastair Clarkson.

The new coach in Fagan kicks off our ranking of coaches for the 2017 season.


17 Rodney Eade – Gold Coast

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Eade enters his final year of his contract with the Suns and having just won 10 games with the Suns in two years which is very disappointing with such a young and talented squad.

With Eade they have gone backwards, which takes a big hit on his rankings heading into 2017.

Eade Needs to make finals this season, if he has any chance of keeping his job past the 2017 season. Many punters expect Eade to be the first coach to be given the Axe in 2017.

Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1996 – 2002 Sydney 152 (81–69–2)
2005 – 2011 Western Bulldogs 162 (88–72–2)
2015 – Gold Coast 44 (10–33–1)
Total   358 (179–174–5)

16 Simon Goodwin – Melbourne

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Goodwin takes over the reigns from Paul Roos and if John Longmire is any indications of how well assistance perform in the top job after a apprenticeship under Roos then the Demons will be in good stead.

With a talented young list we expect Goodwin to climb in the rankings by the end of the 2017 season.


15. Nathan Buckley

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Eddie McGuire’s master-plan of moving Mick Malthouse on and have Magpies favourite son – coach Collingwood has been a total failure.

The Magpies have been on the decline since Buckley took over the top job, finishing no higher then 11th over the past 3 seasons.

Buckley now enters his fifth and final year of his contract with Collingwood and he will need to play deep into finals football before the Magpies even think of offering him a new contract in 2018.

Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2012– Collingwood 114 (61–53–0)

14. Brendon Bolton

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The little man with so much heart, Bolton took over the club from Mick Malthouse at the end of the 2015 season. His first year at the club and Bolton insisted blooding his younger pregade.

The results were pleasing and the Blues fans are starting to get excited again, as players respond to their new coach.

Bolton has been a perfect choice for the blues to rebuild and grow this young list. The Blues have a bright future going forward under Bolton and we believe is another coach that will improve his ranking throughout the 2017 season.

Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2016– Carlton 22 (7–15–0)