Adelaide Chairman John Olsen says Matthew Nicks is a “next generation coach” and believes he is the right man to continue leading the Club.
Speaking on Adelaide radio on Wednesday evening, Olsen said the Senior Coach had done an “outstanding job” with leading a young team in his second season at the helm.
Olsen said he was looking forward to seeing Nicks and the side further develop in 2022.
“It was a good year for growth, rebuild and getting game experience into young, new, talented players,” Olsen said.
“The program that Matthew Nicks has put in place is starting to bear some real signs of prospect and future for our team. I think Matthew Nicks has done an outstanding job.
“I am certainly impressed (and) we are fortunate to have him. I’ve observed him over the course of this year… he is, in my view, a next generation coach.
“The way in which the players have bought into what he’s building, the structure he’s put in place, the game plan he’s wanting to implement and with the support of the assistant coaches that were put in place during this season, the foundation is pretty solid in my view.”
Olsen said the Club was continuing to work on establishing its new headquarters, with Thebarton Oval and the Brompton Gasworks sites still being considered.
“We are working on proposals for both sites,” Olsen said.
“The Adelaide Football Club has submitted a proposal with a joint venture partner, Pelligra, that is now being considered by Renewal SA.
“My understanding is there is a second phase to this that will take place next month, where Renewal SA will invite those that have submitted a proposal to negotiate with them over the next month.
“We hope to be in that and we will see what the outcome is over the next month or so.
“Both sites have their pluses and minuses we are working through in tandem with both.
“We want to keep both options alive.”