SCORESBY is searching for a new coach after going back on its decision to reappoint Scott Whyte for 2013.
When the Magpies were ousted from the Eastern Football League division 1 finals by eventual premiers Balwyn on September 9, officials told players post game that Whyte would coach in 2013. But last Tuesday Whyte met the Magpies president who told him they were going in a different direction.
In response to an email from the Weekly, Whyte confirmed he met the club's president last Tuesday afternoon and was told he would not be coaching the side next year.
"It was obviously a shock as I had not seen it coming.The last contact I had from the committee was after the Balwyn game where they announced I'd been reappointed for next year," he said.
"I 100 per cent accept the decision the club has made, and they're entitled to do that as they clearly feel I'm not the person to take the club forward, but I'm in the dark as to why the decision has been made and have not been told exact reasons as yet."
Whyte came to the EFL from Victorian Football League club Northern Blues at the start of this season. He said he would look to snare a role in the TAC Cup competition for next season.
The Weekly contacted the Magpies but received no response. The club posted a short notice on its website announcing it was searching for a new coach which it hopes to announce in the coming weeks.