James Hird will take on an official role at an AFL club for the first time since retiring as Essendon coach.
The Brownlow medalist and two-time Bombers Premiership player will work part-time at GWS, according to media reports -Football Department.
Hird’s time at Essendon ended in controversy when he was a key figure in the club’s supplements debacle.
The AFL suspended him for 12 months and resigned while he was returning to coach the Bombers Hird will be back towards the end of the 2015 season.
Hird then had serious mental health issues but last year spoke to the GWS players about his AFL career and will now have a formal role at the club.