RAND-Walbundrie-Walla coach Myles Aalbers will step down at the end of the season.
Aalbers, who has spent four years at the helm, told the Giants of his intentions at the weekend to give the club ample time to find a replacement.
"I think the time will be right for someone different to come in," the former Lavington forward said.
"I spoke to Wal (Collins) and Mark (Kreutzberger) and I just thought we have got to a certain point, been through a merger and put things into place and I think a different voice could help take the club the next step.
"I've loved the past four years and our focus at the moment is right on making finals. I think that's a realistic goal in a tight competition."
Aalbers has been one of the league's premier forwards since joining the club from the Ovens and Murray.
He kicked 57 goals in 2017 playing as a forward and midfielder and booted nine for the Hume league against Tallangatta and District.
The Giants are sitting in eighth spot on the ladder with a 3-4 win-loss record and take on competition leader Osborne at Osborne on Saturday.
"We did a lot right against Culcairn at the weekend and to go down by a point was really disappointing," Aalbers said.
"We've just got to tidy up a few things and I'm confident the results will come."