Maguire’s comments follow the Pies’ Anzac Day loss to Essendon by 18 points despite having 23 more inside 50s than the Bombers.

The Magpies slotted 11 goals and 16 behinds with several easy shots going wide.

Simply, if the side’s kickers were in decent touch, they likely would have won.

“Every time I’ve looked for Nathan Buckley as a player, as a person, as a coach — he has never let me or the Collingwood Football Club down. Anytime he has been required to step to the line, he steps, and he steps forward before you even ask him too,” McGuire said on his radio show.

“There has been no greater servant of the Collingwood Football Club. There is no better person to have our club’s future in his hands than Nathan Buckley. He will do whatever is required to the best of his ability.

“Now the results will come and the results will be decided upon and action will be taken because no person, whether it’s the president or the coach or a player or anybody, is bigger than the club.”

Buckley had a good start to his coaching career, finishing fourth and sixth in his first two seasons with the clipboard.

However, the side failed to make the finals the past three years and are in an uphill battle to make this year’s playoffs.

They sit 13th of 18 teams.