Sydney premiership player Brett Kirk is the latest addition to the Fremantle football department, reuniting with Ross Lyon as a Dockers assistant coach.
Kirk, 35, worked with both Lyon and Fremantle stoppages coach Mark Stone when both were assistants at Sydney, and the club's football manager Chris Bond said he would be a welcome arrival to the team.
"Brett's experience and knowledge as a player will hold him in good stead and we believe he'll become a valuable member of our coaching team," Bond said.
"In addition to his assistant coaching duties, Brett will also work with our midfield coaches."
Regarded as one of the most resilient players of recent years, Kirk played 241 games for Sydney after making his debut in 1999 and he played in the Swans 2005 premiership team before retiring at the end of 2010.
Kirk said a two-year spell out of the game had helped him rediscover his competitive fire.
"Football has always been a big part of who I am but I did need a mental break when I retired," he said.
"Having two years away from the game allowed me to see footy from a different angle, but it did make me realise my strong desire to coach."