Daly steps up to Lions role
Brisbane Lions have confirmed Danny Daly as their new general manager of football following the departure of David Noble.
Noble left the position to become the new head coach of AFL rivals North Melbourne and the Lions have decided to recruit from within with Daly getting the nod.
The 54-year-old has sat on the coaching panel for the last six seasons and has been head of strategy and head coach Chris Fagan's right-hand man for the last four.
"I'm very excited about being given the opportunity to lead our footy department," Daly said. "I am filling some big shoes and hopefully I can put my stamp on the role.
"When you are a coach, people always wonder if you want to be a senior coach, but I have always wanted to be a footy manager, that's always been a dream of mine."
Brisbane CEO Greg Swann said the club had explored all avenues as they looked to fill the role and came to the conclusion that Daly was the right fit for the job.
"We knew what we needed and believe Danny's experience and skill-set is exactly what we are looking for," Swann said.
"He's done just about every job in footy, so he knows the industry inside and out.
"And he has a terrific relationship, not just with Chris and our coaches and players, but our entire staff, and we believe he will do a terrific job."
Daly has 20 years of experience and has filled a variety of roles in the AFL, also working with Collingwood, North Melbourne and Richmond during that time.
The Lions are priced at 15/2 to win the AFL grand final.
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