Sport

Lions nab new football boss; next up a coach

Chris Fagan (right), who is the favourite to take the vacant Brisbane Lions coaching role, with Hawthorn Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson.
Chris Fagan (right), who is the favourite to take the vacant Brisbane Lions coaching role, with Hawthorn Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson. JULIAN SMITH

AFL: The cavalry is beginning to arrive in Brisbane with the Lions confirming the worst-kept secret in footy - that David Noble will be the club's new football boss.

Noble, 49, will start in the position of general manager of football on Monday following 10 years with Adelaide in a variety of roles, including assistant coach, list manager and head of football.

"The club is going in a new direction and we need the best people to lead that change - David really fits the bill across every criteria,” Lions chief executive Greg Swann said.

"He is an elite operator and the professionalism, knowledge and experience he will bring to our football department will be key to our club's revival.”

Noble's first task will be help choose the Lions' next senior coach, though that is sure to be one of his easier jobs, with Hawk Chris Fagan considered across the line.

Before joining the Crows, Noble coached SANFL side Glenelg and spent five years as an assistant at the Western Bulldogs.

In bidding him farewell, Crows chief executive Andrew Fagan praised Noble's dedication and work ethic.

"David has made a valuable contribution and played his part in steering the club through some of its most trying times,” Fagan said.

"He is a quality person and we wish him and his family the very best as they take on a fresh challenge.”

Topics:  brisbane lions, chris fagan, david noble, greg swann


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Council of Mayors keep SEQ's Olympic dream alive

The dream of having the Olympics in Queensland is not dead yet

Welfare group protests against circus at Redbank

The Lennon Brothers Circus has erected their tents at Redbank.

Lennon Bros use of lions has group riled up

Motocross star's fall from grace

Motocross star pleads guilty to drug dealing.

Local Partners

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal motorcycle crash

POLICE have ruled out a white ute from their investigations and are still seeking witnesses and footage.

PHOTOS: Marty's graveyard shift in memory of daughters, wife

RESTING PLACE: Martin Kelly at the grave site of two of his daughters, Gayle and Lynne, and his wife Elva.

90-year-old keeping up family's legacy but needs help

Welfare group protests against circus at Redbank

The Lennon Brothers Circus has erected their tents at Redbank.

Lennon Bros use of lions has group riled up

Cyndi Palmer's tribute to murdered daughter

Cyndi Palmer addresses the media.

Mum of murdered schoolgirl calls for public not to speculate on case

MPs say meatworks bosses should take pay cut

JBS Meatworks and abattoir at Dinmore. Beef cattle processing and kill floor.

Workers are taking a 25% pay cut each time shift is cut at the plant

Tiahleigh Palmer: Police excavate murder accused's backyard

Police have begun an excavation of the backyard at the Thorburn family home at Chambers Flat.

Search to continue for more evidence in schoolgirl's death

Blood from a best mate saved dying dog after roo attack

BLOOD BUDDY:Dr Abbie Tipler with Archie and Mia. Mia had to have surgery after being attached by a kangaroo. She lost so much blood that they had to take blood from Archie to keep her alive.

Mia's throat ripped open after dramatic run-in with Kangaroo

Stolen firearms at centre of police operation DRIFT

In the 12 months to June this year, 311 firearms were stolen, 45 of which were recovered.

Police operation targets hundreds of unaccounted firearms

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

Why The Wrong Girl is right for Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais and Ian Meadows in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

ACTOR makes the sometimes awkward character her own in new comedy.

What's on the small screen this week

Jessica Marais in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

A NEW romantic comedy debuts while footy codes ramp up for finals.

Airbourne talk drop bears, beer and taxes

Airbourne have a new album coming out and a new tour on the way.  Photo Contributed

Airbourne release album for the aussie battler

Pippa Middleton had 3000 private photos stolen

Author Pippa Middleton

Author's account hacked to access 3000 private photos

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

Deftones return to Australia with string of dates

Deftones are back in town. Photo Contributed

World renowned nu-metal pioneers return

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record