Malthouse said he would change his approach towards the media if Carlton felt he needed to.
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has defended his conduct towards to the AFL media, but has conceded he would change his approach if it was best for the club.
Malthouse has come under heavy scrutiny lately due to his testy relationship with the media, and the veteran coach said that if the Blues felt he needed to change his behaviour, he would.
“If people think that, then I’ve got to look at it,” he said.
“If it’s not good, it’s not good for Carlton.”
Malthouse had clear run-ins with Channel 7’s Cameron Ling and Samantha Lane on the weekend, and at a press conference on Thursday he was asked if he had been too aggressive towards the media.
“Some coaches are comfortable, I’m not – it’s the last thing I think about,” he said at Visy Park.
“My media conferences haven’t been picture perfect, and I’m the first to say that.
“But it’s not by design to hurt anyone. It’s to finish it as quick as I can and do what I probably do best – that’s to have dialogue with players and coaches.
“I’m probably opening up my soul a bit here. I find it very, very difficult to talk publicly, and I’ve been doing it for 30 years.”