Michael LoGuidice is confident Mick Malthouse is the man to lead Carlton long-term.
New Carlton president Michael LoGiudice says that Mick Malthouse is the man to coach Carlton long-term and is set to initiate talks on a new contract with the three-time premiership winning coach.
LoGuidice, who is managing director of the Crawford Group, will take over from Stephen Kernahan on Monday.
He said he was looking to extend Malthouse’s contract beyond 2015.
“I would imagine sometime next year we will sit down and have a chat (to extend), absolutely, yes, absolutely,” LoGiudice told The Footy Show.
When asked if he expected the 60-year-old to be coaching into 2016, LoGiudice said: “I couldn’t see why not.”
“Mick is absolutely the right person to coach this football club, Mick is absolutely the right person to lead the players and the team to success.”
Carlton currently sit in 12th on the AFL ladder and will be hoping to defeat Greater Western Sydney on Sunday to continue the club’s push for a finals spot.