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Lamont to depart Werribee

Werribee coach John Lamont has announced his resignation. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

WERRIBEE coach John Lamont has announced 2018 will be his last in charge of the VFL club.

Lamont has been in the role since replacing Scott West at the end of 2013.

“After five years as senior coach – and three prior to that as part of the North Melbourne side of the alignment – I think it is time to look at what the next stage of my professional life might look like. I think the club is in good shape to build for the future,” Lamont said.

“I really want the team to finish well in the last two games, and now this decision has been made, we can focus solely on that task. It has been a really interesting and enjoyable journey, and I take away many fond memories and some great friendships.”

Lamont, who played in the Tigers’ lone VFA/VFL senior premiership in 1993, has overseen three different phases during his tenure.

The first two years were part of partial-alignment with North Melbourne, the following two were a full alignment, and 2018 has seen Werribee return to standalone for the first time since 1999.

“The board accepts and understands John’s decision. John has been an outstanding coach, leader, and promoter of our club,” president Martin Carter said.

“The last two years will go down as the most trying and difficult in the club’s history, and John has successfully piloted our football department, on and off the field, through a number of enormous challenges.

“The foundation he has laid for the future is a legacy he can be proud of. His standing in our club will never be questioned.”

Werribee sits 12th on the ladder with five wins and 11 losses with two games remaining.

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