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Matthews won't choose new Lions coach

  • Matthews won't choose new Lions coach

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23: Former footballer Leigh Matthews looks on during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on April 23, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Lions legend Leigh Matthews won't help pick the man to succeed Justin Leppitsch as Brisbane's next AFL coach after the club finalised a five-man selection panel.

Chief executive Greg Swann will head the panel, which also includes Lions coaching director Peter Schwab, three-time premiership player Simon Black, psychologist Matti Clements and the club's soon-to-be-appointed general manager of football - widely expected to be current Adelaide football boss David Noble.

Leppitsch was sacked last month, the day after the Lions' final-round loss to St Kilda, despite having a year left to run on his contrast.

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