Blues turn to legend in search for next coach

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Carlton has turned to one of its greatest ever coaches, David Parkin, in the hope of finding the club's next great mentor after sacking David Teague last month.

Parkin, a three-time premiership winner with the Blues, was named as a member of the club's 'coaching subcommittee' alongside Football Director Greg Williams, fellow directors Tim Lincoln and Patty Kinnersley, CEO Cain Liddle and Head of Football Brad Lloyd.

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Carlton's board met on Tuesday night as the six-person panel to find the club's next senior coach was ratified.

"David Parkin guided our club to three Premierships during his time as Senior Coach, and remains one of the most respected figures in the game," Carlton president Luke Sayers said of Parkin's appointment in a statement.

Parkin was at the helm when Carlton its most recent premiership back in 1995 (Getty)

"Few would understand the qualities required to succeed as a Senior Coach more than David, who is a welcome addition to the panel."

The call to include both Liddle and Lloyd in the search for the next coach raised eyebrows, coming just days after Sayers refused to guarantee that the pair would be retained in their respective roles in a radio interview.

"CEO Cain Liddle and Head of Football Brad Lloyd are delivering and implementing the necessary recommendations as outlined in the football department review," Sayers said of Liddle and Lloyd's roles the statement.

"Their insight into the day-to-day management of the football department as well as its operations, will further enhance our selection of the candidate best suited to maximise the performance of our playing group to ensure it begins to deliver results at the elite level."

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