Brett Ratten’s decorated playing career for Carlton featured 255 games, three best-and-fairest awards, two All Australians and Premiership and captaincy honours.
But in the coaches’ box he’s become even more respected.
Now heading into his second senior coaching role, Ratten will lead the new-look Saints in 2020 as the club looks to break its 54-year Premiership drought.
Having spent time under Alastair Clarkson and Neale Daniher, Ratten’s knowledge of the game is among the best in the business.
The Carlton legend spent six seasons at the helm of the Blues (2007-12), before being recruited by Hawthorn in their road to football glory (2013-18).
The Hawks’ famous ‘three-peat’ immortalised them as arguably the greatest team of the modern era, with Ratten, as assistant coach, playing a vital role in the team’s success.
With a wealth of success under his belt, Ratten made his way to St Kilda in 2019, assuming the role of caretaker coach following Alan Richardson’s departure.
Notching up three wins from a revamped St Kilda side to close out the year, his appointment as senior coach was announced at season’s end.
Now, he’s ready steer the ship and forge a new legacy for the red, white and black.