Carlton president Michael LoGiudice says embattled coach Mick Malthouse will see out the season with the club, regardless of the Blues’ results.
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The Blues have begun 2015 with two heavy losses against Richmond and West Coast, with speculation growing that Malthouse’s job was in danger.
However, LoGiudice quashed rumours of an early exit for Malthouse, saying the former West Coast and Collingwood coach would remain in his job until at least the end of the current season.
“Let me end the speculation once and for all. Mick Malthouse will coach the remainder of this season. Full stop,” LoGiudice told the Herald Sun.
“I will say it again. Mick Malthouse will coach the remainder of this season.
“Nothing is going to change – that’s the position of the Carlton football club.”
Malthouse’s three-year deal with the Blues expires at the end of the 2015 season, leaving some to suggest that speculation over the three time premiership-winning coach’s future was distracting the playing group.
However, the Blues have dismissed it as being an issue for its struggling side.
In round five, Malthouse will break Jock McHale’s coaching record of 714 games when the Blues take on arch-rivals Collingwood at the MCG.
The match will take on extra significance for Malthouse, who coached the Magpies for 11 seasons between 2000 and 2011.