WRITTEN BY: KIERAN FRANCIS
Carlton’s arduous process of finding a new senior coach is completed with Brisbane legend Michael Voss announced as their new leader.
Voss, who had been an assistant coach at Port Adelaide, will be the Blues boss for the next three seasons, replacing David Teague, who was fired at the end of the recent season.
The Blues had shown interest in Alastair Clarkson and Ross Lyon, but the seasoned coaching couple chose not to be available for the job.
It will be Voss’ second gig as head of the club, having been a senior coach in Brisbane between 2009 and 2013, the club for which he made a name for himself as a player.
“I am incredibly excited and privileged to become the new AFL Senior Coach for Carlton Football Club,” Voss said in a statement on Carlton’s website.
“It is truly a great honor to join such a great and proud club as Carlton, and I take on this role with a great sense of pride and enthusiasm for what is to come.
“From the outside, looking inward, I think everyone can see the undeniable talent on the playlist, that I am eager to get started with. To go with that, there is a massive and loyal fan base that has supported this club. football for a long time.
“We all now have the ability to embrace this reboot stage and look forward together. A united soccer club is a high-performing soccer club, and I want all Carlton members and supporters to know that I, the staff, and the players will leave nothing. ” unturned stone for that to happen. “
Voss won three prime ministerial titles, a Brownlow medal and five All-Australian jackets during his 289-game career with the Lions between 1992 and 2006.
He became Brisbane’s senior manager in 2009, leading the club to sixth place and a semi-final that season.
But the team struggled in his next four seasons as a coach, finishing 12-15 each season before his removal in 2013.
Voss has been an assistant coach at Port Adelaide since 2015, most recently as the club’s midfield coach.