Pies rally around coach Nathan Buckley after calls from him to resign

Collingwood has rallied around coach Nathan Buckley this morning as he faces criticism for his side’s recent poor performance.

The Pies went down to Essendon by 18 points in yesterday’s Anzac Day clash, the first time Collingwood has lost in four years.

Buckley has been facing mounting criticism as the clubs languishes in 13th spot with only one win so far this season.


However, Club President Eddie Maguire said the club won’t be panicked into sacking him.

“There is no better person to have our club’s future in his hands than Nathan Buckley,” McGuire told Triple M Melbourne.

Collingwood vice-captain Taylor Adams also said it to see the growing burden of pressure placed on the coach.

“He won’t get sacked that is absolutely not going to happen,” Adams told RSN radio.

“The way he carried himself around the footy club leading up to the game and post game was exceptional.

“He handles it so well but he is only human.”

“We back him as a coach, we back his whole coaching group and I know the board is exactly the same,” said Adams.

“The actions that are happening on game day – it has nothing to do with the game plan, it has nothing to do with the coaching staff because they are putting in a million per cent each week and doing their best to make sure we win games.”