Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says his future at the Blues is out of his hands, but took an opportunity to take a swipe at the club’s board.
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Malthouse met with Blues chief executive Steven Trigg and club president Mark LoGiudice on Monday, with the latter informing members that the senior coaching position would be reviewed after round 11.
The veteran told SEN 1116 said he couldn’t understand what the club would learn from the next two weeks.
“If people can judge me after 30 years, what’s two more weeks mean? That I’d lose it totally or I’d gain more knowledge about it?” Malthouse is quoted as saying by AFL.com.au.
“There’s not a lot to gain from two weeks, is there?
“I don’t really get [it] … if you don’t know about the person now, what does two weeks show?
“We play Sydney with a depleted side and we play Adelaide with hopefully a couple of blokes coming back, but we’re not too sure about that either.
“It’s a tall ask to go to the SCG playing a side like Sydney, who have played 25 players and I think we’ve played 35 – and unfortunately we might lose players from the weekend.
“It’s going to be a tough game, so I don’t know what can be gained from that or the Adelaide game that people don’t know now.”
Malthouse said he has no control over his future, but could not resist a slight dig at the Blues board.
“It is out of my hands,” Malthouse is quoted as saying by ABC.
“The board make the decision and that’s final.
“Boards crack under pressure, and the first to go is the coach. It relieves a little pressure and they get to puff their chests out.”