With the 2023 AFL season closing, the Gold Coast Suns are managerless

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Having led the Gold Coast Suns since 2018, Stuart Dew finds himself without a club

The 2024 AFL season has been a tough one for the Gold Coast Suns and head coach Stuart Dew has ultimately paid the price

News Insights

  • Gold Coast Suns stalwart Stuart Dew was relieved of his duties on July 11th, 2023.
  • 3 losses from their last 4 games were the final straw for Dew.
  • Having coached the Suns since 2018, the club now look to be heading into a transitional period.
  • Sat 14th in the AFL table, the Gold Coast Suns will be looking for a reaction – to crack the top 8.

The 2023 AFL season has been yet another underwhelming one for the Gold Coast Suns.

Tipped by many AFL betting sites to make decent progress in 2023, the Suns look to be heading towards their perennial state of mid-table obscurity.

Former Port Adelaide legend Stuart Dew has been the man at the helm for the Suns since 2018, overseeing steady progress at the franchise.

However, the plateau in recent weeks has led the board to take decisive action, with Dew getting the boot and the Suns looking for a reaction – with a handful of games to go in the 2023 AFL season.

The King’s Coronation?

As is so often the case in the world of the AFL, one man’s loss is another man’s gain.

With Dew departing, his assistant Steven King is now in the hotseat and many live betting sites are predicting King to have a positive impact on the Gold Coast squad.

In game week 18, the Gold Coast Suns are $1.62 with PlayUp to overcome St Kilda in their next fixture.

New manager bounce

As is so often the case with any sporting institution, changing the management team can create a bounce on the field.

Plenty of AFL betting apps will be anticipating an upturn in form for the Gold Coast Suns between now and the end of the regular AFL season.

Currently sat in 14th place, the Gold Coast Suns have plenty of work to do if they are to crack the top 8 but stranger things have happened in the world of AFL.

Will the sun shine on the Gold Coast come the end of the season?

Such is the fluency and volatility of AFL betting, that plenty of live betting sites have changed their stance since the departure of Stuart Dew at the Suns.

Overcoming a huge point gap and breaking into the top 4 at the end of the season seems unlikely, but it can be backed at $65 with TopSport.

However, despite their struggles this season, Gold Coast are only 6 points off the top 8 currently – heading into game week 18.

Backing the Gold Coast Suns to turn things around and improve under Steven King – ending the campaign in the top 8 – looks to be an interesting proposition at $3.25 with Bet365.