Former West Coast Eagles coach John Worsfold has ruled out a return to senior coaching with Carlton following the sacking of Mick Malthouse on Tuesday.
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Worsfold has been heavily linked with the Carlton job in the lead-up to Malthouse’s axing, however the 2006 premiership-winning coach told Channel Seven he would tell the Blues to look elsewhere should the embattled club make contact with him.
“I will be telling Carlton they should look to progress with looking for a coach without adding me to the list,” he is quoted as saying by AFL.com.au.
Worsfold is currently the chairman of the AFL Coaches Association, but last week said he would step down the role should be begin to actively seek a senior coaching role.
The 46-year-old was formerly an assistant at Carlton before quitting the club to take over the head coaching role at West Coast in 2002.
Worsfold lead the Eagles to the 2005 and 2006 grand finals, winning the latter in a thriller of the Sydney Swans.
Blues assistant John Barker will replace Malthouse on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2015 season.