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Sport Pies coach Buckley supports existing board

04:30  04 june  2021
04:30  04 june  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the AFL club's current board members, led by president Mark Korda, are "the right people to take the club forward". Browne's public declaration of his intentions this week prompted a stinging rebuke from the existing board , led by president Mark Korda. A joint statement issued on Wednesday slammed Browne's "coup driven by personal ambition". Magpies director Jodie Sizer went a step further on Thursday, declaring she would not serve under Browne's leadership and accused him of "coming together with an agenda of power and privilege".

Australian Associated Press. Pies coach Buckley supports existing board . Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has backed the besieged AFL club's incumbent board amid a leadership challenge from Jeff Browne.The former Nine Network managing director's takeover bid, coupled with club member David Hatley's collection of enough signatures to bring about an EGM, has sparked an increasingly ugly off-field stoush.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has backed the besieged AFL club's incumbent board amid a leadership challenge from Jeff Browne.

Nathan Buckley looking at the camera: Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is backing the current board against a leadership spill. © Scott Barbour/AAP PHOTOS Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is backing the current board against a leadership spill.

The former Nine Network managing director's takeover bid, coupled with club member David Hatley's collection of enough signatures to bring about an EGM, has sparked an increasingly ugly off-field stoush.

Browne's public declaration of his intentions this week prompted a stinging rebuke from the existing board, led by president Mark Korda.

A joint statement issued on Wednesday slammed Browne's "coup driven by personal ambition".

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Caretaker coach Robert Harvey is unlikely to remain at the Pies amid interest from rival clubs as an assistant coach . Fellow uncontracted assistant Brenton Sanderson is also expected to depart after strong ties to Buckley . Scott Selwood, who this year moved up from development coach to take the reins The 47-year-old moved to take control of the forward line for the club's AFL side in 2020 as they tasted premiership success. The decision for the Pies ' board to ratify McRae is expected to be straight-forward given two directors – Paul Licuria and Peter Murphy – sat on the panel of five to select him.

Buckley ’s future as coach has been at the forefront of speculation with his contract expiring at the end of this season and Collingwood’s form woes in 2021. The club champion and former skipper will depart after the Queen's Birthday clash against Melbourne. Speaking to reporters via Zoom on Wednesday, Buckley said he had sensed there was an "appetite for change" at the club. "I've had nine-and-a-half years at the helm, after two years as an assistant coach in 2010 and 2011, so I've had a fair crack at it," Buckley said. NINE MONTHS OF HELL Where did it all go wrong with Pies ?

Magpies director Jodie Sizer went a step further on Thursday, declaring she would not serve under Browne's leadership and accused him of "coming together with an agenda of power and privilege".

Browne has since revealed he would have liked to keep Sizer - one of Australia's foremost Indigenous leaders - on the board and challenged her comments, telling The Age he comes from "very humble beginnings".

The power struggle comes with the Magpies (2-9) sitting 16th ahead of Saturday's clash with Adelaide, and with out-of-contract Buckley's coaching future still a major talking point.

"It's something that happens above my head and obviously it's topical right here, right now, with the advent of more conversations coming out in the open," Buckley said of the board room battle on Friday.

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Nathan Buckley is told the North Melbourne senior coaching job is his, if he wants it. Two years into retirement, Collingwood's greatest player – already identified as a Collingwood coach -in-waiting – is not even required to subject himself to a recruitment process, with chairman James Brayshaw and his North board identifying the then-36-year-old as the man to "When Dean resigned, as a board we could go through a process, or identify someone we wanted to talk to, and we identified Nathan Buckley ," Brayshaw told AFL.com.au this week. "It was a decision that was made to avoid the process palaver.

COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley has conceded the Magpies have "fallen short" of internal expectations this season, but won't change their approach to selection despite their finals prospects appearing shot. Friday night's loss to the Sydney Swans has made the Pies ' task of reaching "Our aim going into the season was to play in finals and win a final, and unless things go all our way in the last three weeks, we're going to fall short of that," Buckley said. "The board , the coaches and the players and anyone in the football department will have felt like we've fallen short of where we set

"But I believe that most of those people have Collingwood's best interests at heart.

"What I would say, and for what it's worth, I actually believe that there's been a whole heap of change at this football club over the last three or four years in particular.

"I think we're a much better organisation across those years and I believe the people that are on the current board have had no small part in that progress.

"Yes, we're struggling at the moment on field and our win-loss doesn't look great, and there have been some challenges in terms of the salary cap and obviously the Do Better report, which was really public.

"But there's been that much change that has taken place - I believe the people that are on the current board are the right people to take the club forward, and believe in time that will be vindicated."

Buckley said he has not specifically addressed the off-field power struggle with his playing group.

He said everyone at Collingwood is hurting because of the situation the club finds itself in, but is confident it can be turned around.

"The situation that we're in is not fatal - it's a moment in time," Buckley said.

"There's a lot of things that are working for us and will come through in coming years, no doubt."

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