AFL legend appointed new Carlton coach

Carlton have confirmed the appointment of Michael Voss as their new coach.

The 46-year-old, who was answerable for Brisbane from 2009-2013, will coach the Blues for no less than the subsequent three seasons.

He replaces David Teague, who was sacked final month.

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“I’m extremely excited and really feel very privileged to turn into the brand new AFL senior coach of the Carlton Soccer Membership,” Voss mentioned.

“It’s really an incredible honour to hitch a membership as huge and as proud as Carlton, and I tackle this position with an incredible sense of satisfaction and pleasure for what’s to come back.

“From the surface trying in, I believe everybody can see the plain expertise on the taking part in listing, which I am actually trying ahead to attending to work with. To go together with that, there is a large, loyal supporter base that has stood by this soccer membership for a very long time.”

Carlton have not made the finals since 2013, this 12 months ending thirteenth on the ladder with simply eight wins.

It has been a tumultuous interval for the membership, with chief government Cain Liddle sacked simply days after Teague was given his marching orders.

“After a radical and regarded choice course of, Voss’ credentials and huge expertise in soccer made him the suitable particular person for the job,” mentioned membership president Luke Sayers.

“The ultimate 4 candidates offered and interviewed extraordinarily properly, every demonstrating sturdy sport plan and strategic information with an emphasis on offence, defence, contest, strain and construction.

“Michael demonstrated a powerful understanding of the important thing elementary necessities for Carlton proper now: inspirational and accountable management, driver of a united and impressive tradition, builder of trusting and collaborative relationships and a deep and real want to ship sturdy on-field efficiency.”

Voss was removed from Carlton’s first alternative for the job, with each Alastair Clarkson and Ross Lyon turning down the position.

“We all know that we now have a extremely proficient, versatile taking part in group and we firmly consider that Michael is the particular person to get probably the most out of our gamers as individuals and as athletes,” Sayers mentioned.

“We’re trying ahead to every of them attending to work with Michael, in addition to his new assistant teaching workers, and we’re excited to start this subsequent reset part along with your complete Carlton household, beginning with pre-season in November.”

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