North Melbourne chairman Ben Buckley says new coach David Noble has up to three years to transform the club into a top four contender.
Noble beat recently appointed Essendon assistant coach Daniel Giansiracusa and Collingwood assistant Robert Harvey to the Kangaroos’ top job following a successful stint as football manager at the Brisbane Lions.
Buckley was asked what set Noble apart from the other candidates during the interview process.
“It’s combination of things,” Buckley told SEN Breakfast.
“This is in no way disrespectful to those that didn’t get the job, I think David presented himself as a very experienced operator within the football industry.
“He’s coached football teams, he’s been an assistant coach at AFL clubs, he’s been a list manager, he’s been a Head of Football and GM of Football both at Adelaide and Brisbane.
“I think David’s wealth of experience, diversity of experience, maturity, his ability to lead and create a whole football program probably set him apart from others.
“Realistically, David’s got two to three years to really get us into a position where we’re competing regularly in the top four and ultimately looking to win a premiership.
“That’s our ultimate goal.”
Noble replaces Rhyce Shaw at the helm with the Kangaroos coming off a tumultuous 2020 campaign that yielded just three wins.