David Teague‘s future as Carlton’s senior coach could be tied to the club’s cross-town rivals, Collingwood, with the Blues set to undergo an external review in the coming weeks.
Teague has increasingly come under fire after Carlton’s 4-8 start to the season, with Sunday’s disappointing loss to West Coast bringing the club’s planned off-season review forward.
According to The Age, incoming president Luke Sayers has conducted informal interviews with the team while in Sydney, including meetings with co-captains Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty, in order to find out why the Blues are underperforming.
“At least one player has talked about the lack of clarity in the team’s game plan, while another questioned elements of team selection,” the report read.
While the review will be implemented by Sayers, it will be conducted by individuals outside the club, with the incoming president to canvass his business contacts to find the right people for the job.
Veteran AFL reporter Caroline Wilson suggested that Teague’s future at Carlton could be tied to what happens at Carlton’s cross-town rivals, Collingwood, who could also be on the lookout for a new senior coach if Nathan Buckley‘s contract is not renewed.
“Don’t discount the red herring of Collingwood and the fact that they too might be searching for a new coach,” she told Nine News Melbourne.