West Coast Eagles assistant coach Nathan Van Berlo returns to Adelaide in 2021

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Nathan van Berlo is heading back to Adelaide.
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West Coast has lost their midfield coach Nathan Van Berlo, with the former Adelaide captain set to return to his old club for the 2021 season.

Van Berlo has agreed to join the Crows’ coaching panel, which will be revamped after the club collected the wooden spoon with a dismal 3-14 record this season.

Van Berlo, the captain of the Crows from 2011-2014, will return to South Australia at the end of West Coast’s finals campaign.

The 34-year-old was a development coach with Adelaide in 2017 before joining the Eagles as a stoppages coach in their 2018 premiership season.

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He took the reins from former Hawthorn champion Sam Mitchell as West Coast’s midfield coach in 2019.

Adelaide also lured Scott Burns, a former West Coast assistant coach, across the border from Hawthorn this week.

The Crows are eyeing Richmond senior club advisor Neil Balme for a key administration role for 2021.

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