North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarfio’s job at the club is “bordering on untenable”, according to SEN Chief Sports Reporter Sam Edmund.
Amarfio and the club in general have been in the spotlight all season following the parting of ways with former coach David Noble amid a 2022 campaign which so far has only seen two wins.
The club is currently dealing exclusively with four-time premiership coach Alastair Clarkson as it looks to land the coaching great as the successor to Noble, a process that is largely being spearheaded by President Sonja Hood.
Edmund is reporting that if Amarfio remains in the job once the club’s new coach is appointed, they will struggle to attract “high-end” football department figures.
“I’ve been told that Ben Amarfio’s position is bordering on untenable at the moment and that’s all intertwined with Alastiar Clarkson or whoever comes on as coach,” he said on SEN’s Crunch Time.
“They will struggle to attract the high-end football department personnel while Ben (Amarfio) remains in that position.
“North Melbourne have some big announcements coming up, next week we think Mazada is going to re-sign with the club.
“There aren’t many football CEOs out there and North Melbourne are actively hunting in this space at the moment.
“I think Ben Amarfio might use this opportunity to say ‘I’ve done my bit and I’m off to pursue other opportunities’.”
Amarfio has been CEO at North Melbourne since late 2019, taking over from Carl Dilena who had previously held the role for nearly seven years.
President Sonja Hood confirmed earlier this year that Amarfio’s job was secure for 2023.