Primus ultimately was forced to walk away after its embarrassing loss to Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.
Those in Adelaide including lead scribe Michelangelo Rucci was baying for Primus’ blood well before this after a series of lack-lustre displays.
Former Adelaide and Hawthorn ruckman Shaun Rehn, who is currently an assistant coach at the Power, was understood to have been asked to take the mantle as caretaker coach but opted not to do so.
Primus is the first and only coaching change expected for this season. Although there has been speculation about Carlton coach Brett Ratten’s coaching future but things have cooled in recent weeks.
Some early names in contention for the Power’s top job next season would be Scott Burns and current Hawthorn assistant Leon Cameron.
Rehn may also be an option and even Hocking who has taken the helm of the Geelong Falcons and Peel Thunder in recent seasons and has a fairly impressive coaching CV on top of his respectable playing record.
Even experienced assistant coach Brad Gotch may well be an outside chance having been under former Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse for several years as an assistant and has taken Williamstown to a flag in the VFL before serving as coach of the Casey Scorpions.