They said what?

“There’s no contract per se in the traditional sense” – Carlton CEO, Steven Trigg.



Newly appointed Carlton coach, Brendon Bolton, doesn’t have a┬átime frame placed on his new role, with Steven Trigg outlining that they will embark on this journey with a “long-term horizon”.


“We don’t have a contract. Brendon, like myself and my management team, goes on to staff,” Trigg said.


This is not the first time Trigg has made this type of appointment, with former Adelaide Crows coach, Neil Craig, being appointed under similar circumstances when Trigg was involved at the Crows in 2011.


While the appointment is something of a different kind, Bolton’s main focus remains the same and that is to produce a platform for sustained success as the leader of the football club.


“People, you’ve got to bring them with you, (and) process is about getting the job done. At times you’ve got to be ruthless to get the process done,” said Bolton.


Bolton has an abundance of experience working underneath three-time premiership coach, Alastair Clarkson, as an assistant at Hawthorn.


The experience, coupled with an infectious personality, had the Carlton board in unanimous agreement that he was the right man for the job.


However, with a history of sacked coaches and no official contract this time around, the question will always remain: how long will he be the right man for the job?


Written by Todd Lewis @toddlewis23

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