North Melbourne Kangaroos coach David Noble has revealed he isn't worried about his future despite the club slumping to their 11th straight defeat on Sunday afternoon.
The game in Melbourne against the GWS Giants was seen as a potential one to break the losing streak for North Melbourne, who have fallen to the bottom of the table after a Round 1 competitive loss to Hawthorn, and a Round 2 win over the West Coast Eagles brought some level of hope.
They are now equal last with the Eagles, who have also only won a single game from the first 13 rounds.
The Kangaroos will now have a bye to reset and regroup before taking on the Adelaide Crows at home in Round 15, and the Geelong Cats on the road in Round 16.
While outside pressure appears to be growing on Noble, he said he isn't worried about his future in the role, explaining that "the start of a rebuild" will always be difficult during his press conference following the game against GWS, which his side lost by 49 points.
"No, I've been really clear, the board have been terrific," Noble said when quizzed.
"I've been regularly in contact with the board around what we're doing, our plan going forward. The early stages of rebuilds are really difficult.
"The defence is the one that's really annoyed us. In that sense of not being able to just manage the scores against us. Some poor options, some decision-making at times, some structural pieces, I think that we can get better.
"So I think the break comes at a good time for us to reset and re-look at what we might do in that back end and also up forward."
Noble took over as coach of the Kangaroos during the 2021 season, before taking the team to the wooden spoon.