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The Bombers leave the field after their big loss to Adelaide. Photo: Getty Images

Fairfax Media are reporting that after nearly 3 years of turmoil, James Hird has finally been giving his walking papers.

Following the clubs pathetic 112-point loss to Adelaide the Essendon board met to discuss the clubs ongoing direction. They have apparently decided Hird will be cut loose, even with a year extra on his contract.

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Gone from Essendon: James Hird. Photo: Scott Barbour

Hird will be replaced by an interim coach, likely one of the current assistants. Club champion and ex-coach Mark Harvey will apparently not be the replacement.

The club and Hird have been said to reached an agreement for settlement on Hird’s final year: he will be likely paid close to $750,000 to walk away from the club.

Not a bad redundancy fee.