According to reports, North Melbourne is in talks with long-time AFL manager Geoff Walsh on the role of part-time consultant in the club’s efforts to fix the club’s on-field problems.
The Kangaroo Kangaroos, who are currently 17th in the table after 11 straight games, have won just 52.3 in the middle of the season.
Walsh has worked for AFL management for 36 years with four different clubs, including North, and has won four Premier League titles, 10 major finals and 25 finals.
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The former Magpis boss recently served in the outer panel, which reviewed Carlton’s football team last year and fired current coach David Tig and chief executive Cain Lidley.
Speaking on Channel 9 Leg assigned, Veteran journalist CarolineWilson, who works as an advisor to AFL for the management of the 19th team, has confirmed that he could now be linked with Roos in an undisclosed role.
And Wilson believes it will put more pressure on Noble, despite the club’s support and reports of frustration with the team, and that North will eventually part ways with him.
“We know what happened when Jeff Walsh went to Carlton last year to do that review,” she said.
“I do not know if the role that North is planning for Walsh is to be a short-term advisor or a role played last year.”
It is an important turning point in the history of North Melbourne. I think it would be a good thing and if Geoff went there, he would know the football club inside and out.
“Next year there will be changes at that football club and I believe the coach will be one of them.”
Former Collwoodwood president Eddie Maggie Ross has asked Nobel to “appoint the trigger”.
“Geoff Walsh is not coming to sing,” he said.
This comes after Rows left the club last month, with speculation over his future following the termination of contract talks with Jason Horn Frances in the first draft.
Wilson said “based on history and results” she did not expect Nobel to stay at the club next year.
Nobel, who took the lead at the start of the 2021 season, has a total of 5-1-29.
“It’s just the worst beach (on the current ladder) and the situation is different, but at the same time it’s sad,” she said.
“I feel like my relationship with David Noble and his players is broken, and it’s impossible to come back.
“I’m not saying I was told it would happen, I can’t say it will happen, I may be wrong. If you put me on the wall now, I say ‘he’s gone’ – I hate being cruel, but I think he’s gone.