Damien Hardwick looking to change fortunes at Gold Coast

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Can Damien Hardwick turn things around at the Gold Coast Suns?

Three-time Premiership winning coach Damien Hardwick has been installed as the new head coach of the Gold Coast Suns

News Insights

  • Gold Coast have endured a difficult 2023 AFL season.
  • Stuart Dew was relieved of his duties back in July, with Steven King in interim charge.
  • Sat in 15th place in the table, Gold Coast Suns are already rebuilding for 2024
  • Serial winner Damien Hardwick has been recruited to change the fortunes at the Gold Coast Suns.

Despite being seen as a side to keep an eye on in the 2023 AFL season with many betting sites, the Gold Coast Suns have endured a rough campaign.

Long-serving manager Stuart Dew was sacked following a poor run of form in early July and results simply have not improved.

The Suns have only managed to win 9 games this season and languish down in 15th place, way out of the playoff picture.

Looking forward seems to be the only possible option, they have turned to AFL winning player and manager Damien Hardwick, as they look to improve in 2024.

2023 – A season to forget

Many old and new betting sites in Australia and beyond felt that the 2023 AFL season could be a positive one for the Gold Coast Suns.

However, as the term has developed, they have been unable to generate any sort of consistency and have been well out of the playoff picture.

Stuart Dew was shown the door in the late season and his interim replacement Steven King failed to have the desired impact either.

15th in the table with one game to play is not where the Gold Coast Suns would want to be, heading into AFL 2023 game week 24.

Finish the season on a high

With Hardwick lined up for the 2024 season, there does look to be a small sense of optimism growing within the Gold Coast camp.

Many AFL betting apps are cautious about how the news of Hardwick’s arrival could impact upon the performances of the Gold Coast.

A trip to fellow struggles North Melbourne is on the cards to conclude the season and the Gold Coast Suns will want to finish as strongly as possible.

Gold Coast are $1.36 to pick up an end of season win at North Melbourne with Bet365.

Improvements in 2024?

One of the key things Damien Hardwick tends to bring wherever he goes is success.

As both a player and a head coach, he is a serial AFL Premiership winner and that will have been noted by many live betting sites.

The usual big hitters of Collingwood, Melbourne and the like are sure to be in the running in 2024 but Gold Coast Suns will be looking to have their ship in order by then.

At $18.00 in the 2024 AFL ante-post markets with PlayUp, the Gold Coast Suns are certainly a team to keep an eye on under Damien Hardwick in 2024.