Carlton reportedly sacks coach David Teague

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Carlton has reportedly sacked under-fire coach David Teague.

Just days after the club said it would take its time to consider Teague's future, The Age reports the 40-year-old has been shown the door by the Blues.

Teague took over midway through the 2019 season, with the club finishing 11th last year and 13th this season, with eight wins and 14 losses. His overall record of 21 wins from 50 matches saw him terminated a year before his contract was due to end.

His departure means the club is on the lookout for its fifth coach in nine years. Carlton last made the finals in 2013.

It had been expected Teague would be sacked earlier this week, however in a bizarre turn of events, Carlton president Luke Sayers sent a letter to members saying any decision would be made on a "timeframe that is in the best interest of the club, not based on external expectations or pressure."

Just yesterday AFL great Leigh Matthews slammed the club for its handling of the saga.

David Teague has been sacked by Carlton. (Getty)

"You wonder who's running the footy club at Carlton," Matthews told 3AW.

"I must say, from the outside, whoever's running that football club has got no idea how to run a football club."

Former St Kilda and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is the favourite to take over the Blues, after Alastair Clarkson yesterday confirmed he'd take a sabbatical in 2022.

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