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Time to say goodbye

After 20 years, should Eddie and Collingwood part ways?

Caroline Wilson says Collingwood needs to come up with a presidential succession plan and fast after it was revealed Eddie McGuire would continue in the role until at least 2020.

She said the Pies risked falling behind.

"Nobody is bigger than the footy club, like I always say," Caroline Wilson explained on Sportsday.

"Twenty years is long enough.

"All great football clubs do (have succession plans).

"Look at the Swans, look at Hawthorn, look at Geelong – they've all done it."

Wilson said McGuire had been "mighty" for the Pies over the years, but the time had come to move on.

She said the lack of an obvious replacement was proving to be a problem.

"I spoke to a few people within the inner-sanctum at the first women's game and the view of some senior Collingwood people that night – Eddie wasn't there, of course – was that there is nobody else around at the moment who could do the job," Wilson said.

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She said the lack of an obvious replacement was proving to be a problem.

"I spoke to a few people within the inner-sanctum at the first women's game and the view of some senior Collingwood people that night – Eddie wasn't there, of course – was that there is nobody else around at the moment who could do the job," Wilson said.

As well as being the current president of the Collingwood Football Club and Melbourne Stars Twenty20 cricket franchise, McGuire is the current host of Channel Nine program Millionaire Hot Seat. He is also the host of Triple M Melbourne's breakfast show The Hot Breakfast with Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy, as well as being an Australian rules football commentator for Fox Footy. He also has his own show on the channel, EMT which is broadcast on Wednesday nights, as well as being a columnist for the Herald Sun.