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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Ned Guy, List Manager of the Collingwood Magpies speaks with media during the Telstra AFL Trade Period at Marvel Stadium on October 16, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Collingwood list manager Ned Guy has quit his role at the club and will depart the Holden Centre in June.

As reported by The Age’s Michael Gleeson, Guy informed the Magpies of his decision on Thursday.

It is understood that Guy resigned from his duties late last year before opting to remain at Collingwood until after the 2021 Mid-Season Rookie Draft on June 2, with newly appointed football boss Graham Wright aware of Guy’s decision when he arrived at the club in January.

Guy led the club’s heavily-criticised exchange window in 2020 which saw key players Adam Treloar, Jaidyn Stephenson and Tom Phillips leave the Magpies for little return.

According to Gleeson’s report, Guy opted to leave the club at his own will and was not pushed out of Collingwood, with former football manager Geoff Walsh aiming to keep him at the club.

“We’re disappointed to be losing Ned. His experience as a player manager and list manager, along with his finance background, have been invaluable,” Wright said, per the club website.

“Recalibrating our player payments structure was a tough and necessary job. Our future payments profile is healthier in large part to him. In years to come his achievements will become clearer.

“I’m pleased he can stay with us until after the draft – he will always be welcome at Collingwood – and as disappointed as we are to be losing him I wish him well on his new direction.”