MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Nick Maxwell speaks to the media, announcing his retirement, during a Collingwood Magpies AFL press conference at the Westpac Centre on July 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

AFL premiership player David King has tossed up the idea of former Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell to be the successor to Geoff Walsh as the Magpies’ next General Manager of Football, per SEN.

After almost 40 years in different administration roles across several clubs, Walsh announced earlier in the week that he will step away from his role at the club later this month.

King said on SEN Breakfast on Friday morning that Maxwell should be one of many considered by the Pies to take on the role.

“I think Nick Maxwell would be a great replacement, just because he’s a really calming influence,” he said.

“Players can go to a steady hand, they can trust someone. Geoff Walsh has been a pillar at all four clubs that he has been at.

“It’s an unsung role…I think Maxy could do it, but again we’re singing this from the cheap seats, we don’t really know what the job entails, so we’ll wait and see.”

Maxwell is a name synonymous to Collingwood supporters, leading the club to the 2010 premiership and playing over a decade with the Magpies.