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Monaghan re-signs with Sharks



East Fremantle coach Bill Monaghan has re-signed with the club, putting an end to speculation around the former West Perth premiership coach's future at Moss Street.


Monaghan assumed the reins at the start of the 2019 season having taken over from Rob Wiley, having so far led the Sharks to nine wins in 34 games in charge.


The club confirmed the news in a statement to members on it's club website on Thursday night, putting end to weeks of speculation around the 52 year old's position at the Sharks.


'At its June meeting this week, the East Fremantle Football Club board was unanimous in that Bill Monaghan is the right person to be the Head Coach of the Sharks beyond season 2021.' President Mark Stewart said in the statement.


'The board agreed that under Bill’s leadership there has been significant improvement, not only with our football, but with key cultural values of our club in respect and integrity.'

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'The board is confident that Bill is building a good playing list that will continue to improve as we get more senior games into the younger players.'


'It is the boards intention to now work with Bill on the details of his new contract which will include a review of our football program.'


Monaghan appeared on shaky ground, giving an explosive interview on 91.3 Sport FM's WAFL World last week outlining his current position with the club's board.


"If I had the full support of the board I would already have a contract extension," Monaghan said.


"The board have to do what's in the best interests of the club."


Monaghan previously coached West Perth to premiership glory in 2013, becoming the club's longest serving coach with 208 games at the helm before being moved on after a Falcons Grand Final appearance in 2018.


East Fremantle currently sit in eighth position with 3 wins and five losses, ahead of their round 11 meeting with Perth on Saturday in what is 91.3 Sport FM's broadcast game.


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