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Williams sacked as Thunder coach
Williams sacked as Thunder coach

UPDATE 4:30pm: Peel coach Trevor Williams will consider an offer to become a senior assistant coach at another WAFL club after being sacked today.

Williams paid the price for Peel’s remarkable inconsistency which has seen them beat top teams Claremont and Swan Districts but produce insipid efforts for the rest of the season.

Mark Moody will become caretaker only three weeks after being elevated to a league assistant role as a replacement for Brad Bootsma who was appointed football manager.

“I will let the dust settle but my whole background has been in development and I am interested in staying in football,” Williams said.

“If there is a club who is interested then I would look at it.”

Williams recognised that he was the victim of his inability to turn the Thunder, who will miss the finals for a record 16th consecutive season, into a competitive outfit.

Williams won two flags as colts coach but that junior success has not translated into senior ranks.

“I have no doubt that I leave the place in a better position but they will have to keep searching for that X-factor," he said.

“I thought with our player base that we would be better this year but a combination of under-performing players, over-rated players and players who have not reached a level of development we thought they would culminates in inconsistent performance.

“I’ve paid the price for that.”

Peel are last on the ladder with just two wins. Williams had 10 wins in 51 matches at the helm after being appointed in 2009.

Despite publicly stating that Williams would see out his contract, which ends at the end of this season, the board today made the decision to move him aside.

"This was a very difficult decision and not one that the board has taken lightly," Peel president John Ditchburn said.

“Trevor Williams has been a huge part of the history of the Peel Thunder Football Club, including two premierships as coach of the colts in 2004 & 2005. Trevor is greatly respected by all involved with Peel Thunder.

"At the beginning of the year, as in every year, the Football Operations Sub-Committee set KPIs for the senior football operations. Unfortunately the performances of the senior squad this year have been well below these expectations."