Posted: 11 September, 2012
by Mix Footy News
Eddie McGuire Defends Reporting Mick Malthouse Making The Move To Carlton
AFL's worst kept secret confirmed as Mick confirmed as Carlton coach.
UPDATE: Mick Malthouse has been confirmed as Carlton's coach, the club announcing he has signed a three-year deal.
Malthouse also said he would 'absolutely' be trying to get Travis Cloke to Carlton after Collingwood President Eddie McGuire earlier revealed he had no doubt the Blues had been speaking to Cloke's management.
Carlton President Stephen Kernahan issued the following statement in relation to the appointment that was announced at Visy Park this morning:
We are delighted to welcome Mick Malthouse to the Carlton Football Club in his new role as senior coach.
Following the last game of the 2012 season we commenced discussions with Mick and his Manager and these discussions were completed yesterday when we agreed to this three-year term.
The Board of the Carlton Football Club made the decision to change our senior coach at the end of the 2012 season because we wanted an experienced coach that we believe will deliver long-term success for the Carlton Football Club.
Mick Malthouse in not only an experienced coach he is also a premiership coach. Importantly the Carlton Football Club has the services of, not just the best coach available, but the best coach.
The most successful coaches in the history of the Carlton Football Club are those that have come from other clubs. David Parkin, Ron Barassi, Percy Bentley and Jack Worrall all coached Carlton to multiple flags after joining the Blues from other clubs.