Brendan Fevola: O&M coach the 'best job in country footy'

Brendan Fevola
Brendan Fevola

BRENDAN Fevola says he has landed “the best job in country footy” after being appointed coach of the Ovens and Murray.

Fevola will be unveiled at a press conference shortly as the O and M interleague coach for up to the next three seasons.

The Yarrawonga ace has agreed to a one-year deal, with the option of another two.

The former AFL superstar said he was rapt to get the job and revealed he plans to coach the Pigeons in future.

“I’m obviously really honoured to get it,” Fevola said.

“I want to coach Yarrawonga down the track and hopefully this a building block towards that.

“There’s no better place to start — it’s the best job in country footy."

Fevola will lead the one-time interleague powerhouse into battle against the Hampden league on May 24 at Wangaratta.

Fevola, pictured, had previously shunned representing the league in his first two seasons in the competition but has had a recent change of heart about representative football.

League officials formally interviewed the former AFL leading goalkicker in late January about the position he had put his hand up for.

His most recent representative appearance came in 2008 when he booted six goals in a best-on-ground display for Victoria against a Dream Team in the AFL’s 150th anniversary celebration match at the MCG.

Fevola has beaten at least two other contenders for the job.