SEN SA Breakfast host Kane Cornes believes Carlton coach Brendon Bolton could lose his job this year if the Blues don’t reach a certain wins threshold.
After a two-win 2018 campaign where the Blues struggled for consistency and suffered multiple 100-point losses, expectations will be higher this season.
While the Blues have had an awful pre-season, having lost Sam Docherty for the season again and having 10 players on their injury list already, Cornes believes they’ll have to at least triple their win count from last year in order for Bolton to keep his job.
“He’s a man under pressure. Two wins last year,” Cornes told SEN SA Breakfast.
“I would think he needs probably seven wins to keep his job this year.
“It’s cut-throat and he’s under pressure.
“Hopefully the young Carlton side can show something this year.”
The Blues don’t have their first round pick in 2019, trading it away to Adelaide to grab draftee Liam Stocker. They also got back the Crows’ 2019 round one draft selection.
Bolton has been at the club since 2016 with the Blues going through a complete top-to-bottom rebuild of the playing list.
He has a record of 13 wins and 31 losses across the last two seasons, though wins and losses haven’t necessarily been the marker by which the club has graded itself in recent times.