The club is on the right track to do some special things in the next couple of yearsIsaac Muller
NORTH Albury assistant-coach Isaac Muller has described his decision to return to Bunton Park as a “no-brainer”.
With the 200-centimetre ruckman keen to return to the Border due to work and family reasons, Muller was sounded out by a plethora of clubs before committing to the Hoppers on Thursday night.
“There has been a bit of interest I suppose but big fellas in the bush are sometimes hard to find,” Muller said.
“I can understand that and I was probably hoping for that phone call from North.
“I’ve been in touch with them for a while and it was really a no-brainer in the end.
“It’s good to get back to the club after playing a few games in 2014 and spending a fair bit of time training with them while I was with the Murray Bushrangers.”
Muller, 21, has signed a two-year contract as an assistant-coach to Chris Schmidt and Clinton Gilson after spending the past three seasons with Essendon’s VFL side and Bundoora.
He played 14 matches in the VFL and starred in Bundoora’s flag this year.
The former Henty player’s arrival is another coup for the Hoppers who are one of the few clubs to improve their list over the off-season.
Muller, Schmidt (West Adelaide), Mitch Mahady (Sydney University), Joel Roberson (Thurgoona), Julian Hayes (Jindera) and Will McGrath (Murray Magpies) will dramatically bolster a side which won just three matches this year.
“It’s a good list and things are progressing well,” he said.
“It has been a rebuilding phase for a while but good steps have been made in being a competitive side again.
“The club is on the right track to do some special things in the next couple of years.”
Meanwhile, Bushrangers’ pair Alex Paech and Nathan Oates have signed with Canberra Demons.