Ross Lyon to remain as Fremantle coach as board backs him

Fremantle president Dale Alcock has confirmed the club and the board support retaining Ross Lyon as senior coach of the Dockers.

A second complaint made to the club about Lyon was withdrawn by the complainant after he was referred to the AFL integrity department.

In a statement the Dockers threw their full support behind the embattled coach who is contracted until the end of 2020 ahead of Friday afternoon's scheduled media conference at Dockers' headquarters involving Alcock, club CEO Steve Rosich and Lyon.

"Since joining the club in late 2011, Ross Lyon has clearly demonstrated that he is a very experienced, hard-working and committed senior coach and that continues to be the case today," Alcock said.

"Ross’ working relationship with his coaching team and playing group is outstanding and is reflected in the focused and cohesive way the players and coaches plan and prepare for every training session and every game.

"Ross is fully committed to our list rebuild and the ongoing development and growth of both our young and experienced players.

"Ross is also committed to and continues to demonstrate improvement and growth as a senior person at the club.

"As a club we are fully committed to Ross as our senior coach and the recent media speculation does not in any way alter the board and the club’s commitment to Ross as senior coach of the Fremantle Dockers."

Lyon has a winning percentage of 59.67 after coaching St Kilda and Fremantle to victory in 158 of his 269 games as coach.

This season is his seventh season as coach of the Dockers having coached St Kilda for five years. Fremantle face the Saints on Saturday at Optus Stadium.

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