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'Pretty grubby:' Teague's manager blasts Ross Lyon for TV 'job interview'

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21st August, 2021
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The manager of embattled Carlton coach David Teague has hit out at former Fremantle coach Ross Lyon for publicly saying he would be interested in talking to the Blues about taking the job next season.

Teague is widely considered a dead man walking as the club completes a review of a disappointing season.

Teague is contracted for 2022, but Lyon openly talked about his interest in the position on Channel 9’s Footy Classified, upsetting Teague’s manager, Liam Pickering.

“We have blokes going on television on Wednesday night jockeying for his job,” Pickering told SEN.

“I don’t know what that was from Ross Lyon, it was like a job interview to me. It was pretty grubby.

“I thought it was a grubby thing, it was a set-up interview. It was pretty poor really.

“I am 100 per cent [Lyon] had dialogue with Carlton already, he was talking very smugly the other night. He didn’t want to be disrespectful to David Teague and then went on a five-minute rant about why he’d be a great man for the job.

“I get angrier than this stuff than Teague does, I don’t think you treat people the way he’s been treated this year. It’s poor.”

Pickering said he contacted Carlton midweek and was waiting to hear back.

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“They said we have to wait for a review, apparently they have a meeting on Sunday or Monday and then they’ll make the call. The silence is deafening.

“I think everyone is expecting the same thing now. I think it is pretty obvious (what is going to happen).”

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