Former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire insists the Magpies have turn into a “laughing inventory” as the specter of a board problem continues to loom over the AFL membership.
The Magpies are on the hunt for a brand new coach after parting methods with favorite son Nathan Buckley in June.
However former 9 Community managing director Jeff Browne’s bid to topple incumbent Collingwood president Mark Korda has turn into an ongoing distraction.
Lengthy-time Collingwood member David Hatley final month dropping his push for an emergency common assembly, regardless of gathering greater than sufficient signatures, briefly eased some rigidity.
However McGuire, who stepped away from his beloved membership in February after 22 years, has known as for Browne – who’s an in depth pal – to name off his presidential aspirations.
“That complete EGM nonsense was only a debacle, a humiliation to the Collingwood soccer membership,” McGuire stated in an impassioned plea on 9’s Footy Categorized.
“I can see this happening and on and on except one thing occurs and it is time for individuals who have the love of Collingwood as their major mantra to now step up.
“The very first thing I need is I need Jeff Browne to tug the pin on any EGM.
“I do not need an EGM on the Collingwood soccer membership. The AGM (ought to) go forward as deliberate in December.
“It is simply made us appear like a laughing inventory. The explanation we’ve the very best sponsors and issues is as a result of we’re knowledgeable outfit.
“Jeff Browne is a really spectacular individual, he is an awesome pal of mine.
“I do know the individuals on the board (at present). They’ll all run the membership.”
McGuire claims he has heard “all types of shenanigans” taking place behind the scenes that he thought he had “exterminated out of Collingwood 23 years in the past”.
“The one factor that may deliver me again to the fray is that if I see individuals vandalising the Collingwood soccer membership,” McGuire stated.
“I need Jeff Browne to inform us what his concept of the longer term is. It’s a subtle course of for stylish individuals for a classy soccer membership.
“There have been too many lunatics operating across the fringes within the final six months.
“Pull the membership collectively for God’s sake and get the very best coach and get us again on monitor.”