Embattled and highly controversial coach Mick Malthouse has been sacked by the Carlton Blues following an inflammatory radio interview this morning.
“If people can judge me after 30 years, what’s two more weeks mean? That I’d lose it totally or I’d gain more knowledge about it? There’s not a lot to gain from two weeks, is there? I don’t really get it. If you don’t know about the person now, what does two weeks show?”
“Good boards stay sound. Boards crack under pressure, and the first thing that goes is the coach because it relieves a bit of the pressure. They beat their chest and they’ve made a decision and they move on. Very few of them ever work, but I dare say that people will quote the ones that do work.”
The interview forced the Carlton board’s hand, with Club President Mark LoGuidace calling an emergency board meeting with Malthouse, where his involvement with the club was deemed to officially be untenable, and thus came the expected announcement of his sacking this afternoon.