The 2020 Ovens and Murray season will be Marc Almond's last as coach of Corowa-Rutherglen.
After signing a one-year extension this week, Almond revealed he will step away at the end of next season to allow the club ample time to find his successor.
"It's something the club gets clarity on," Almond said.
"I've been doing it for a long time at lower levels, after next year it's time to have a bit of a rest, focus on family and invest in my kids.
"That way the club can focus on trying to bring someone in, whether that be next year or focusing on a succession plan for me for 2021."
When he took on the senior role at the start of 2017, Almond's vision was to make the club "sustainable and competitive" again.
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He feels the Roos are on the right track, despite winning only four of 28 games under his tenure.
"I know people would have liked us to have won more games, but we've had a lot of injuries this year and we're still improving," Almond said.
"Last year, our average losing margin was 92 points and that's down under 50, so we think that's a really big improvement.
"When I first set out, we wanted to build it at the right speed and not try and get everyone we need in the one year because the potential is to lose bulk players the next year or the year after.
"There's no doubt we need a key forward and a couple of good mids.
"Andrew Pretto has probably been our most consistent player, he went off at half-time on the weekend and we really missed him.
"Shane Tregear has been really positive for our group, he's played some really good footy and he's injured at the moment. Alex Wallis has come in and made an impact and Jared Lane has been a really significant piece to our journey going forward."
Corowa-Rutherglen board and footballer operations department member Darrell Spencer has been really pleased with how Almond has approached the role.
"Marc has been great about it and always had the best interests of the club at heart," Spencer said.
"He has really got our young group engaged and he is a really good 'teaching' coach.
"We're really happy with the way things are going and hopefully in the following year the new coach will have a group that's really ready to take the club further forward."
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