Brisbane Lions odds. These are interesting times for the Brisbane Lions. Chris Fagan’s men finished fourth from bottom in 2018, but a closer look at their record shows significant improvement across the board. Who will be Brisbane's next AFL coach? 3y. ... SIX OF THE CONTENDERS TO REPLACE SACKED BRISBANE COACH JUSTIN LEPPITSCH. Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images. JOHN BARKER. AFL games coached: 14 (3 wins ... JUSTIN Leppitsch has been sacked as Brisbane Lions coach. After three seasons in charge, Leppitsch was fired after a secret ballot at Monday morning's board meeting at the Gabba went against him. Chairman Bob Sharpless called the coach – at Leppitsch's request – to deliver the news. Sharpless said the lack of success was eventually overwhelming.