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Xavier Campbell resigns as Essendon Bombers CEO, quits, announcement, latest, David Barham, board meeting, coaching search

Xavier Campbell has stepped down as Essendon’s chief executive to continue his chaotic decline at the club.

It comes after a torrid week for Bombers, including David Barham, who replaced Paul Basher as chairman after a board shake-up and the club’s bid to coach the great Alastair Clarkson following the sacking of Ben Rutton.

AFL Media Reports say Campbell told Barham of his decision on Sunday night, ending Campbell’s nine-year tenure at the club.

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Although Campbell signed a two-year extension with the club earlier this year, the change in management has brought many changes.

Campbell was a key orchestrator of the succession plan from John Worsford to Rutherford and the latter’s recently sacked supporter, with the club keen to keep him in the final year of his contract.

Other board members, including Simon Madden and Sean Wellman, are believed to be on the verge of leaving, while chief executive Adrian Dodorom is also under pressure.

More to come.

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