Bombers head coach James Hird walks back to the coaches box after speaking to his players at the break, during the round 20 AFL match between Essendon and the Adelaide Crows, played at Etihad stadium in Melbourne, Saturday 15 Aug. 2015.
Bombers head coach James Hird walks back to the coaches box after speaking to his players at the break, during the round 20 AFL match between Essendon and the Adelaide Crows, played at Etihad stadium in Melbourne, Saturday 15 Aug. 2015. AAP Image - Joe Castro

James Hird resigns as Bombers coach after horrid run

JAMES Hird has resigned as Essendon coach, effective immediately, following a series of miserable results for the club.

The club announced his departure via a club statement Tuesday afternoon.

Hird was contracted to coach the Bombers next season, but will be released from the third and final year of his contract.

Hird, club president Paul Little and chief executive Xavier Campbell appeared at the press conference on Tuesday afternoon to announce the coach's departure.

"On Monday night I agreed to tender my resignation to the Essendon Football Club," Hird said.

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