Premiership winning coach Alastair Clarkson could yet find a home at the Bombers, with a second board meeting expected to be called in the space of 24 hours.
It comes as Essendon president Paul Brasher is said to have stood down in the wake of their humiliating loss to Port Adelaide on Sunday.
The 84-point loss at Marvel Stadium could spell the end of Ben Rutten, who is coming under intense pressure to hold onto his job just a season after leading them back into the finals.
Clarkson, who won four premierships including three straight flags, is the most talked about coach in the competition — and he doesn’t yet have a home, after leaving the Hawks in 2021.
The Bombers have a 7-14 win-loss record in 2022.
More to come
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