Carlton SACK club legend and coach David Teague after brutal mid-season assessment

Carlton SACK club legend and coach David Teague after brutal mid-season assessment

  • Carlton coach David Teague has been sacked after just 50 games as sports director
  • Appointed as coach two years ago and ends with a 21-29 win-loss record
  • Did a football department review and was due to say goodbye on Monday
  • The club has not been part of the AFL final since 2013

Carlton coach David Teague has been sacked by the AFL club after just 50 games at the head of the side.

David Teague’s yes-no-wait-maybe saga is over after AFL club Carlton late finalized the resignation of a coach they hired two years ago.

The Blues, who had conducted a football department assessment, were expected to part ways with the understaffed coach on Monday.

Carlton coach David Teague (pictured) has been sacked by the ALF club after just 50 games

Carlton coach David Teague (pictured) has been sacked by the ALF club after just 50 games

The club sharpened its axe but delayed a decision, with Teague fearing the worst when he conducted exit interviews after Carlton’s 13th place finish.

Teague has now learned of his fate, which is expected to be announced publicly later on Thursday.

Four-time Mawthorn Prime Minister Alastair Clarkson has stated that he will not coach in 2022, leaving former St Kilda and Fremantle mentor Ross Lyon the front runner to replace Teague.

Teague’s departure caps off a messy couple of weeks and continues an unstable stretch for the Blues, who have not been part of the finals since 2013.

Teague (pictured) was hired by the club two years ago and ends with a 21-29 win-loss record

Teague (pictured) was hired by the club two years ago and ends with a 21-29 win-loss record

Teague (pictured) was hired by the club two years ago and ends with a 21-29 win-loss record

Head coaches Teague, Brendon Bolton, Mick Malthouse and Brett Ratten have been sacked by the club in nine years.

Teague has felt the tide turn against him in recent weeks, admitting after Saturday night’s final game of the season that “it doesn’t look like it will be in my favour”.

The former North Melbourne and Carlton player served as interim coach following Bolton’s sacking in 2019 and made such an impression that he was given a three-year deal and the job on a full-time basis.

His departure marks a messy couple of weeks for the Blues, who have not been part of the final since 2013

His departure marks a messy couple of weeks for the Blues, who have not been part of the final since 2013

His departure marks a messy couple of weeks for the Blues, who have not been part of the final since 2013

Teague ends with a 21-29 win-loss record of 50 games leading the Blues.

Teague led Carlton to eight wins this season, the most in a single year since 2013, but pressure grew as speculation about the club’s alleged hunt for Lyon swirled.

Lyon showed interest in the Carlton job last week despite there being no vacancy at the time, prompting Teague’s manager Liam Pickering to complain about what he called “a grubby… setup interview” that was “pretty bad”.

Teague (pictured) led Carlton to eight wins this season, the most in one year since 2013

Teague (pictured) led Carlton to eight wins this season, the most in one year since 2013

Teague (pictured) led Carlton to eight wins this season, the most in one year since 2013

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