Shaw parts ways with North Mebourne
North Melbourne Football Club and senior coach Rhyce Shaw have parted ways, effective immediately.
Shaw coached the club in 29 matches, having initially taken over as caretaker in 2019 when Brad Scott departed Arden Street.
After winning four of his first five matches in charge Shaw was appointed on a full time basis in August of last year on a three year deal.
But his first full season in charge was a disaster for the former Sydney Swans premiership player, winning only three games and just one of their last 15 after starting 2020 with stirring wins over St Kilda and Greater Western Sydney.
North chairman, Ben Buckley, expressed his gratitude to Rhyce for his dedicated service, and wished him the best for the future.
“Since taking on the role as caretaker coach in the middle of the season in 2019 and then senior coach for 2020, Rhyce Shaw has given his all to the club," Buckley said.
"He has been an exceptional leader and is a man of the highest integrity. His work ethic is unparalleled and we are truly grateful for the time, effort and energy he’s put into the role."
Shaw thanked the club for the opportunity it afforded him.
“I'm immensely grateful to the North Melbourne Football Club for the opportunity it afforded me as senior coach, and want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the football department and club staff, as well as North's incredible members and supporters, who together, endured an extraordinarily challenging season.
“Your contribution, commitment and dedication to this club was enormous, and I am deeply grateful.
North Melbourne will now start the process of searching for a new coach for 2021.
IMAGE: North Melbourne website.