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Schwab to depart Lions for AFL: reports

AAP logoAAP 1/12/2016 Jason Phelan

Brisbane appear likely to lose respected list manager Peter Schwab to the AFL.

Schwab is reported to be on the verge of returning to the AFL to head up the umpiring department, a role vacated in March by Wayne Campbell.

The move would be a blow for the Lions who have made solid gains off the field recently with the appointments of Chris Fagan as new senior coach and David Noble as head of football.

"We are aware of the approach (from the AFL)," chief executive Greg Swann told News Corp Australia.

"Whilst we would be disappointed to lose Peter, we understand that it could be a good opportunity for him.

"We will wait and see what happens."

Schwab, who coached at Hawthorn from 2000-04, joined Brisbane in 2013 and had previously held other roles at the AFL, including director of coaching and chief executive of AFL Victoria.

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