Collingwood list manager, Ned Guy, has informed the club he intends to step away from his role after the mid-season draft.

Guy has agreed to remain with the club until the draft on June 2, after which Collingwood GM of Football, Graham Wright, will take on Guy’s responsibilities on an interim basis.

“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.

“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.”