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McKenna proud of Gold Coast time

Essendon assistant coach Guy McKenna says he is ‘proud’ of his time at the Gold Coast Suns. 

McKenna was the club’s first coach and was unceremoniously sacked after the 2014 season and replaced at the helm by Rodney Eade. 

Gold Coast Chairman Tony Cochrane recently came out and questioned the club’s decision to appoint a junior coach. 

Speaking on 6PR McKenna said Cochrane was entitled to his opinion. 

‘I’d argue black and blue that I thought we were going okay in our last year,’ McKenna said. 

‘(We had) injuries to Gary (Ablett) and probably six or seven others – no different to the way they’re going now.

‘His point was experience versus youth … well we had no experience in the coaching group, but he certainly pointed the finger at me.

‘Chocco (Mark) Williams and Kevin Sheedy had five flags and about 2000 games of experience and in that period he spoke about, four years in the AFL … they won 21 games and our coaching group was able to win 24.’

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