North Melbourne coach David Noble is reportedly saying goodbye to the Kangaroos after a terrible time in charge of the struggling club.
David Noble has left as North Melbourne coach.
SEN’s Sam Edmund reported Tuesday morning that the struggling Kangaroos had made a decision about Noble’s future as part of a review of their football activities, and he will immediately bid farewell to the club.
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“A decision has been made about David Noble by North Melbourne and he will step down as coach,” Edmund . said SEN Breakfast†
“I have been told that an announcement will be made today.
“He told colleagues and people he knows and trusts last night that he would be leaving as a coach. Word has since come out.
David Noble – a short, unfortunately for him – coaching career with North Melbourne, who will take over in 2021.
“The string of results as we know it from 14 consecutive losses, an average of 10 goals in those losses. There have been concerns about not only his coaching methods, but also his attitude.”
Leigh Adams will take over as interim coach for the remainder of the year.
The Kangaroos are anchored at the bottom of the ladder, having taken just one win out of 16 games this year.
Noble took over as coach in 2021, where de Roos claimed the wooden spoon, and the year before in 2020 they finished penultimate.
The 55-year-old has led 38 games, only five of which were won.
Noble took over from Rhyce Shaw, but was under pressure for much of his tenure as the Kangaroos went from one loss to the next.
Saturday’s defeat to Collingwood – after a 26-point lead – was another nail in the coffin, even as Noble spoke afterwards of wanting to continue as coach.
“I believe in what I do. I believe in the group we have,” he said.
“We are determined where it needs to go. If there’s feedback for me as an individual to get better, I’m all for improving as a coach.
“But to have been the block; I think I have a clear idea of what needs to be done – and that’s what we’re aiming for.”
However, Noble doesn’t get the chance to turn the tide in Arden St.
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The writing has been on the wall for Noble since it was revealed that the Kangaroos hired longtime football manager Geoff Walsh to help conduct an assessment of the club’s football department – the same man responsible for the assessment that led to it. that Carlton fired David Teague for 2021.
Veteran reporter Caroline Wilson suggested late last month that the review was in fact a “hit job” on Noble.
“I don’t think David Noble will survive the season,” Wilson said Footy classified at the time.
“I don’t think he knew that Geoff Walsh came in just shortly before (the decision was made).
“They don’t call it a review, but it’s a review altogether. It’s a bull’s eye and it’s clearly not just aimed at the coach.”
The Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph told Fox Footy’s On the couch Walsh’s review from last month could be the “proof” North needed to “help your coach further”.
“It’s been described as a top-to-bottom review of the footy department,” Ralph said.
“The expectation is clear that it is very unlikely that David Noble will survive.
“There are so many problems, but they are actually hidden in plain sight – the game plan, the morale, the development.
“Carlton will tell you that they brought in Geoff Walsh for their review last year and anyone who knows anything about it knows that the decision was made a long time ago to remove David Teague. Probably something similar here.”
This year there have been reports of unrest in the locker room. Noble has reportedly apologized to players who were “shocked” after a terrifying spray when the kangaroos were tied up in round 3, as uncertainty surrounds No. 1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis’ future amid suggestions he won’t. happy is at the club .
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Kane Cornes from Port Adelaide responded on the radio to Noble’s departure, saying he should not take all the blame for the club’s position.
“It’s a big story, and you wondered if the weekend’s performance (against Collingwood) would have given him some time, many had speculated that would be the result of this happening,” Cornes said. SEN Breakfast†
“I definitely have some sympathy for him and the club needs to figure out how to make things right again because it’s not just gong to be the coach, there are some other big issues that clearly need to be resolved.
“Before the assessment is even completed, they have decided to fire the coach.
“What a mess this club is in. His record was 5-32, no coach is really going to survive that but the three recruiters who walked out mid-season and what happens to Ben Amarfio the CEO and those who were so adamant David Noble was the man to coach?
“North Melbourne has had a hard time. They seem about as low as any club has been recently. Things can turn pretty quickly and it’s all about getting key figures in those key roles.
“We’ve all played footy long enough and been involved with poor football clubs and the only thing that matters is good people in those roles helping the players get started and it’s not just the coach.
“List management has been a mess, we know all year round the support around the coach is very important, the fitness staff, the leadership, everything they need to address, not just the coach.
“(Geoff Walsh’s) review isn’t even done yet. Obviously the moment they decided to bring in Geoff Walsh, (Noble) was gone.”