New Lions GM targets premiership glory

06 December 2020 11:39:59 GMTPlus11

Brisbane's new football boss Danny Daly is relishing the prospect of his new role and says winning the premiership has to be the ultimate goal.

Daly has replaced David Noble, who moved on to become the head coach of North Melbourne, as the Lions general manager of football and cannot wait to get started.

It is a different path for the 54-year-old, who has spent the last four years working as head coach Chris Fagan's head of coaching strategy, and one he is excited about.

Daly will jump straight into the role on Monday and it will be a busy time with the NAB AFL Draft fast approaching.

He will meet with the Lions recruitment and list management team in Melbourne and he is keen to help build on the excellent progress the club have made in recent years.

Back-to-back top-two finishes have been impressive, but Daly wants the flag.

"I think the first couple of months will be about getting around to people in different departments and creating relationships with them: board members, sponsors, coterie groups, and them getting to know me.

"We've come a long way in four years and the last two years have been outstanding growth, but we've still got a bit of work to do to get to ultimate prize of winning a premiership.

"I think we're in a very good space with our list and list management team, they've done a great job.

"I love being part of a great team and a great organisation, and that's what I'm most excited about, keeping us driving towards winning that next premiership for the club."

The Lions are priced at 15/2 to win the grand final.

View all Australian Rules betting