HAMILTON Kangaroos Football Netball Club has sensationally sacked its coach Jake Myles.
Former Hamilton Imperials premiership player Mick Edmonds has replaced Myles at the helm of the Kangaroos.
Club chairman Paul Block released a statement today confirming the developments.
Block said appointing Myles to coach the newly-merged entity had put the former Imperials mentor in an "impossible position".
"The decision to replace Jake as senior coach has not been easy and certainly not one we have taken lightly or without thorough discussion," he said.
"In hindsight we feel we have placed Jake in an impossible position as former coach of one of the merged clubs with the intense scrutiny, public passion and emotion this merger has caused."
Block said appointing Edmonds, who helped Imperials to Western Border league flags in 1993 and 1995, was "an extremely positive result"
Edmonds also played with Warrnambool, SANFL club Norwood and West Torrens and VFL club North Ballarat.
"Mick Edmonds is without doubt the most highly credentialed football identity to come from this region in the past 25 years," Block said.
"He will have an amazing impact on the development of our young team and help us build a strong Kangaroos brand."
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