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Collingwood list manager Troy Selwood quits after six weeks


Troy Selwood has quit Collingwood only six weeks after joining the club as list and recruiting manager.

Selwood has stepped down for health reasons, thrusting Pies football manager Graham Wright back into a list management role after he filled in in the wake of Ned Guy’s resignation.

Selwood joined Collingwood in mid-June after four years at Geelong as talent ID manager, working under Stephen Wells.

But Selwood’s sudden departure is the latest hurdle for a club that has been besieged by off-field change.

The Pies’ disastrous trade period fire-sale has been followed by the departure of president Eddie McGuire, who was forced to resign after comments made in the wake of the Do Better report and accusations of “systemic racism”.

Coach Nathan Buckley didn’t have his contract renewed, Guy left and now Selwood has quit.

Ex-channel 9 boss Jeff Browne and would-be president is trying to take over the club, which has also been taken to the Supreme Court by former Pies solicitor Francis Galbally in a bid to force the disclosure of the club’s register of members.

Those details are needed to validate the signatures of thousands of supporters gathered to trigger a spill of the Mark Korda-led board.

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