Worsfold Won’t Rule Out Coaching Return
Former 2006 premiership coach John Worsfold has not ruled out the possibility of being a mentor again, but said he’s not waiting for offers of getting his services. After 12 years as a senior coach at West Coast, he’s currently the chairman of AFL Coaches Association. He resigned with the Eagles at the end of […]
Former 2006 premiership coach John Worsfold has not ruled out the possibility of being a mentor again, but said he’s not waiting for offers of getting his services. After 12 years as a senior coach at West Coast, he’s currently the chairman of AFL Coaches Association. He resigned with the Eagles at the end of the 2013 season and never held a similar position since then.
In an interview with Channel seven on Monday night, he said that he was open to the idea but was not itching for it.
Former Carlton President John Elliott has expressed that if ever the club needs a new coach, he would go and chase Worsfold. Current president Mark LoGiudice has insisted that Mick Malthouse will still be with the club the entirety of the season. Despite what former Carlton player Mark Maclure had said that the embattled coach could find the exit door anytime within the week.
Elliott, who has seen four coaches fired, truly believes that Malthouse will unlikely be with the club at the start of the 2016 season. He publicly expressed his admiration for Worsfold, saying that he’s exceptional and one of the best people he had ever known in football; the other one is being Stephen Kernahan.
Worsfold was once a decorated player who won championships playing for the Eagles during the 1992 and 1994 season. He then became head coach and led them to success in the 2006 Grand Final. He has so much faith in Worsfold and considers him as the answer to the Carlton’s woes and frustrations.
The club is floundering this season which saw them being defeated badly by Collingwood by 75 points. It was followed by two consecutive losses to the Brisbane Lions and Greater Western Sydney at the Etihad Stadium.
Malthouse called for sobriety and asked the fans to stick it out with them despite all the disappointments. He further said that he owes it to the fans who get to the games every night just to give support through thick and thin.
The league is currently on a six day break and it means a time to recollect for Malthouse and the club. Their 78 point defeat at the hands of GWS last Saturday was such a hard pill to swallow.
Although six days are not enough to get everything in order, Malthouse said that they’re out to seek redemption.
They got some piece of optimism as Ruckman Matthew Kreuzer is set to play on Friday night against the Geelong club.