Former Collingwood premiership coach Mick Malthouse is reportedly close to signing a $3 million three-year deal with Carlton.
The Herald Sun says Malthouse, 59, will seal the deal next week.
The paper reports Malthouse has asked friend and former Richmond teammate Robert Wiley to join him at the Blues as a coaching assistant.
Carlton chiefs Stephen Kernahan, Greg Swann and Andrew McKay went to Malthouse’s East Melbourne home to offer him the job.
“They were very honest and I have a clearer picture now of how the inner workings of the football department work at Carlton,” Malthouse told Channel Seven.
Swann denies it has been a done deal for some time that Malthouse will replace the dumped Brett Ratten.
Although Malthouse insists he is in no rush to get an answer from Carlton, the Blues are likely to make a decision on their new coach in the next week or two.