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Mcpharlin moves to coaching

Former Fremantle defender Luke Mcpharlin has revealed to 6PR Sports Today he’s moving into coaching in his next step after retiring from football this season.

The 34 year old played 256 games with Hawthorn and Fremantle after being drafted by East Fremantle in 1999.

And that’s where Mcpharlin will be heading. The 2012 All Australian will join new Sharks coach Rob Wiley as a mentor to the players, and assistant to the Defense coach at East Fremantle.

‘Rob Wiley approached me a few weeks ago and i wasn’t sure i was looking for something in football next year but he just impressed me with how he was going about things’ Mcpharlin said.

‘I must admit after a few weeks out of the game and you start to think you can contribute in some other way in the future and a step towards that’ he added.

But the Fremantle favourite has ruled out making a return to the field with the Sharks.

‘That was the first question Rob asked but I put that to bed pretty quickly’ Mcpharlin admitted.

Listen to the full interview on 6PR Sports Today with Brad Hardie and Karl Langdon below: