‘A towering figure’: How Buckley bought time for himself and the Pies

On this bonus episode of the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson is joined by Jake Niall and Peter Ryan to discuss Nathan Buckley’s departure as Collingwood coach.

How important will Buckley’s resignation be in terms of the off-field and boardroom issues at the club? Who are the contenders to take the job at the Pies, and what categories do they fit in to? Will the shackles be released on the playing group under interim coach Robert Harvey?

The panel reflects on the different requirements for a Collingwood coach that those at other clubs might not experience and how Buckley’s qualities bought time for himself and the Pies when the pressure was on.

We also discuss why Buckley wasn’t successful at Collingwood and whether the role of the senior coach is overrated in football.

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