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Longmuir lures ex-Freo teammate as assistant coach

Josh Carr and Justin Longmuir run out as Fremantle teammates for a game in 2006 - AFL,News,Fremantle Dockers,Justin Longmuir
Josh Carr and Justin Longmuir run out as Fremantle teammates for a game in 2006

NEW FREMANTLE coach Justin Longmuir has made his first appointment, luring former teammate Josh Carr as an assistant.

A 124-game premiership player with Port Adelaide, Carr also played 83 games for Fremantle between 2005 and 2008.

Josh Carr in his Fremantle playing days. Picture: AFL Photos

After his retirement following the 2010 season, Carr continued on with the Power as an assistant coach between 2011 and 2015.

He then coached the North Adelaide Roosters for four seasons between 2016 and 2019, leading the Roosters to the SANFL Premiership in 2018.

Carr and Longmuir played together for three seasons at the Dockers.

New Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

"After sitting down with Justin (last week), I felt that the way that he coaches fits into the same way that I do," Carr said.

"I like to think I'm pretty personable with the way that I talk with the players and discuss the way that the game should be played.

"I'm looking forward to bringing over my experience, not just after coaching at North Adelaide but also from working at Port Adelaide as an assistant.

"With that knowledge that I've been building over time, hopefully, I can teach the players what I know and also allow them to grow into the players that they want to be."

Fremantle could name a new chief executive as early as next week.

The new appointment would replace Steve Rosich, who was axed on the same day as former coach Ross Lyon in August.