FEDERAL has lured 2016 premiership player Brent Ohlin back to the club as coach for next season.
Ohlin has spent the past two seasons at Dederang Mt Beauty and replaces Steve Fouracre at the helm.
The 33-year-old previously coached Bermagui in 2013-14.
He has been assistant coach under Jack Neil at Dederang Mt Beauty for the past two seasons.
"I've been coaching in some capacity for the past five years and had a stint as coach at Bermugai and then assistant coach at Dederang for the last two years," Ohlin said.
"With the state of the Upper Murray and having such fond memories of Federal after playing in a flag three years ago I wanted to head up there to help them out.
"With the uncertainty surrounding the league, it could be their last season."
Ohlin said it was an easy decision to make when first approached by Swans officials.
"I've got great support up there," he said.
"My wife and three kids love the lifestyle and the community.
"So it was a fairly easy decision once they approached me about taking the job and I'm looking forward to the challenge."
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Fouracre has indicated he may retire with Ohlin's first priority re-signing the list before targeting potential recruits.
"It's hard to say how many will stay and I'm just going through the process of talking to all the present players and their plans," he said.
"It's obviously a bit of an unknown at the moment about the state of the league and what's going to happen beyond next year.
"A lot of blokes are at the crossroads in terms of what they want to do with their football.
"I'll endeavour to get a list of 25 to 30 together to cover the 20 you need for match days and the rest to cover injuries and unavailability."
Bullioh, Corryong and Tumbarumba are yet to announce their coaching appointments for next season.