James Hird declares he wants Essendon Bombers job


Then Essendon skipper James Hird holds the 2000 premiership cup aloft.

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Then Essendon skipper James Hird holds the 2000 premiership cup aloft.Credit:Allsport

Hird worked there alongside another former teammate Dean Solomon, who has also interviewed for the Essendon job.

Essendon sources have told The Age that Hird and Solomon could come as a package deal, with one likely to join as an assistant if the other is hired as senior coach.

Hird said the coaching panel asked him to address four issues; why he is interested, what his vision for the club is, his plan to achieve that and his view on Essendon’s list.

“For me, to be 100% honest, it was just great to do the…