Leigh Matthews details his conversation with Ross Lyon under the MCG
Ross Lyon has revealed a chance conversation with Leigh Matthews recently “stimulated his thinking” about a possible return to coaching.
Matthews confirmed on 3AW he’d bumped into Lyon under the MCG after commentating on a game when he was last in Melbourne and what had been reported had been largely accurate.
He said Lyon only had a “couple of years” if he wanted to ever coach effectively again.
“If you’re out of it for a couple of years you sort of become a little bit sort of lost, I think, to what’s going on,” Matthews said.
Lyon has maintained all year he isn’t even sure he wants to coach again.
“I thought that,” Matthews said.
“Before I went and coached the Lions, I thought I’d never coach again.
“And even when I was first asked by the Lions it took me a month to decide to do it.
“People don’t seem to understand that.
“The senior coaching job in footy is such a lifestyle.
“There are tow sides of the coin.
“It’s incredibly stimulating and incredibly exciting, but there is also incredible pressure and incredible stress.”
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