Leon Cameron could be in his last season as the GWS Giants coach if the club fails to make the finals in 2021.

Leon Cameron could be in his last season as the coach of the GWS Giants if he is unable to take his side into the finals, according to veteran AFL reporter Caroline Wilson.

After missing the top eight last year, Cameron’s side faces an uphill battle to reach the finals this season, having started the 2021 season in the dreaded 0-2 hole.

Giants powerbrokers have backed Cameron publicly, but Wilson suggested that the wins and losses will ultimately dictate whether he stays on as coach beyond 2021.

“We all think deep down that if this doesn’t improve, this will be Leon’s last year as senior coach of GWS,” she told Nine’s Footy Classified.

Leon Cameron

“If they finish in the bottom six or eight, I don’t think he’ll be there next year.”

Wilson’s comments come after Cameron’s Giants were put to the sword by a young Fremantle side on Sunday, with the 31-point margin flattering the Giants in the end.

Cameron conceded that his senior men could face the axe as a result of their performance, and Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes was equally scathing.

“This was a coach-killer in every sense, this performance,” he said.

Josh Kelly

“Fremantle with their young side and the injuries they’ve got, for the Giants to serve up what (we saw) is a shocking look for Leon.

“He was already under pressure and performances like that don’t do him any help whatsoever. It’s the same players: Coniglio, Ward, Hopper, Kelly (and) De Boer.”

“This was a real concern for Leon, his players just aren’t working for him,” Essendon great Matthew Lloyd added.

“During the (2019) Grand Final time they were absolutely brutal, and Leon should get credit for that, but they’re not playing that way anymore.”

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