North Melbourne legend Malcolm Blight believes the Kangaroos’ list is ready for Alastair Clarkson to rocket the AFL club into premiership contention.
Blight’s bold call comes after North on Tuesday sacked coach David Noble following less than two seasons in the job.
The Kangaroos will now attempt to lure Clarkson to Arden St after the four-time Hawthorn premiership coach sat out this season following his exit from the Hawks at the end of 2021.
North won just five out of 38 games during Noble’s tenure, punctuated by a 14-match losing streak.
After finishing ninth in 2018, North have finished 12th, 17th, 18th and are on track for back-to-back wooden spoons as they search for their fourth head coach during that period.
But Blight, who starred in North’s 1975 and 1977 premierships, believes there are genuine reasons for optimism despite the gloomy outlook for the embattled club.