Interim Brisbane coach Mark Harvey says being sacked by Fremantle in 2011 has killed his passion for senior coaching and he has no interest doing the job full-time again.
Harvey has filled in as Brisbane coach since the Lions told Michael Voss he wouldn't have his contract renewed next year. The Lions have won both of their games under Harvey and could make the finals if they beat Geelong at Simonds Stadium on Saturday.
Harvey had already ruled himself out of applying for the Brisbane coaching job next year and last night said he didn't want to be a senior coach at any club again.
"I am just doing the interim job. I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing which was strategy coach and list management," Harvey told 3AW last night.
"Just (because) of the way things happened with previous coaching to me. I'm more than content to sit underneath the senior coach and make sure it all works for him.
"To spend a period of time - four or five years - building up a list to a competitive level that you know is going to play in finals, when you don't see that out, that was the disappointing thing from my point of view.
"And also for my family. I probably don't want to put my family through that again."
Fremantle dropped a bombshell in September 2011 when they sacked Harvey despite being contracted for the next year.
He replaced Chris Connolly late in 2007 and led the team to the finals in 2010 after building through the draft.
But the Dockers pounced when they discovered St Kilda coach Ross Lyon had an out clause on his contract and he has lifted Fremantle into the top four.
Harvey will coach his 100th match on Saturday. He has been mentioned as a possible interim coach for Essendon next year but he said he hadn't thought about doing the job.
A premiership player with James Hird and Mark Thompson in 1993, Harvey said he hadn't enjoyed watching the Bombers being torn apart.
"All the guys around that club, I've had a long relationship with those guys, still have and still will," Harvey said.
"Their love and passion for the game and the way they've conducted themselves, both as players and coaches, has been fantastic.
"Don't ever forget that."