Posted: 5 June, 2012
by Triple M Footy
Mick Malthouse Perfect For Carlton?
Carlton President Stephen Kernahan has denied the Blues have spoken to former Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse about a role with the Blues and hit back at what Triple M's Eddie McGuire said on Monday.
UPDATE Hot Breakfast 4 June 2012:
Eddie McGuire says he wasn't trying to make waves in suggesting Mick Malthouse would make a good fit at Carlton.
Blues president Stephen Kernahan says the Pies president was out of line but Eddie has told the Hot Breakfast it was nothing.
"I actually sent Sticks a text last night saying hey mate if you have a listen to what I said I was actually backing you blokes up," Eddie McGuire said.
"I wasn't trying to be controversial, I wasn't trying to stick my head into anything, I apologise if that's what you thought."
"I've got a clear conscience as far as what we did yesterday."
You can hear Eddie's full response here:
UPDATE: Carlton President Stephen Kernahan has denied the Blues have spoken to former Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse about a role with the Blues and hit back at what Triple M's Eddie McGuire said on Monday.
McGuire earlier told Triple M's The Hot Breakfast he thought if Mick Malthouse ever came back to coaching and the Blues job was vacant it would be a good fit.
But Kernahan felt the need to release a statement via Carlton's website on Monday night to state the Blues have had no need to to talk to Malthouse 'as we have a mix of successful and knowledgeable coaches led by senior coach Brett Ratten'.
"Instead of speculating on matters and looking for outside influences, and getting it wrong, it would be more appropriate to focus on the team's poor performance. That is what everyone at the club is doing, looking at turning this around," he added.
He then directly replied to what McGuire said (listen uncut below) by saying the Collingwood President should not comment on Carlton.
"I think it is absolutely inappropriate for other club Presidents to be discussing or speculating on Carlton Football Club matters," said Kernahan.
"Eddie knows very clearly my stance on this matter. This is not the first time I have had to remind him to refrain from making such comments about our Club, I hope it is the last."
It will be interesting to hear what McGuire says on Tuesday morning.
EARLIER: With the vultures in some circles starting to hover around Carlton, Eddie McGuire says that if Mick Malthouse made a return to AFL coaching then the Blues would be the perfect club.
Malthouse has long been linked with Carlton, given his friendship with former Collingwood CEO Greg Swann (now head of the Blues).
Carlton, under coach Brett Ratten, has lost three of its past four matches after a blistering start to the season, but has been hampered by injuries to key players such as Marc Murphy.
While making it clear he expects Ratten to get things back under control, McGuire conceded that 'you're always under pressure at Carlton if you're not winning'.
McGuire says if Malthouse decided to re-enter the fray, the Blues would be far more likely to spike his interest as they have a side 'ready to go'.
"Is he a coach that's still relevant? Yep, no doubt," said McGuire on Triple M's The Hot Breakfast.
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