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SportCarlton sack coach Brendon Bolton

09:16  03 june  2019
09:16  03 june  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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Brendon Bolton has been sacked by Carlton.

Staff were told of Bolton's sacking by chief executive Cain Liddle, who explained the decision was based on Bolton's poor win-loss record, and the fact that the Blues were not performing well enough with the list that they had.


The players were informed with Bolton present.

Bolton's interim successor will be assistant coach David Teague.

Teague was a courageous defender who played 83 games across six seasons with North Melbourne and Carlton.

In 2004 he won the John Nicholls Medal for Carlton's best and fairest, a year in which he also claimed the league's Robert Rose Award for most courageous player, joining the likes of six-time winner Glenn Archer and five-time winner Paul Kelly.

After retiring from AFL football in 2006, Teague served as playing-coach of the Northern Bullants in 2007 before hanging up his boots after the 2009 season.

He continued to coach the VFL club, taking them to two losing grand finals.

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Teague headed west in 2011 as an assistant at West Coast before also working in coaching roles at St Kilda and Adelaide before returning to Carlton at the end of the 2017 season.

Bolton, 40, was in his fourth year as a senior coach.

He joined the Blues after serving as an assistant coach to Hawthorn's Alastair Clarkson.

He has a winning record of just 20.78 per cent, the third-lowest of any senior VFL/AFL coach to have led for at least 60 games.

Bolton has led the Blues to just 16 wins from 77 games.

The Blues sit bottom of the ladder, having won four of their past 43 games after being thumped by Essendon at the MCG on Sunday.

High-profile club officials such as football director Chris Judd and LoGiudice had repeatedly backed Bolton throughout the season even as the poor performances mounted, but the club, after a series of meetings between key figures on Monday morning, finally ended Bolton's tenure.

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