Mick Malthouse has been appointed Carlton AFL coach just weeks after the club sacked their previous coach.

Malthouse has spent the last year away from coaching after taking Collingwood to the grand finals in 2010.

Chelsea Lammas reports.


Malthouse is on his way to legend status, currently fifty games away from the record for most games as a senior coach.

But he’s been forced to deny claims he was approached by Carlton weeks before the sacking of their former coach, Brett Ratten.

Mick Malthouse, New Carlton Coach: “I still believe that you guys are not believing what we’re saying. I had my first meeting with Carlton last week.”

Malthouse starts in the role November 1.

In League, Manly Sea Eagles star centre Steve Matai will miss Friday’s semi-final against the Cowboys due to suspension.

He chose not to appeal a grade two high tackle charge against Canterbury’s Sam Perrett.

Manly may also lose co-captain Jamie Lyon who has two days to prove his fitness after straining his calf muscle in last Friday’s qualifying final against Canterbury.

Chelsea Lammas, QUT News.