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“Straight to the top”: Riewoldt calls for bold Carlton pursuit for new coach


Nick Riewoldt has urged Carlton to be bold in its pursuit for a new coach, with four-time Hawthorn premiership coach Alastair Clarkson an appropriate starting point.

The Blues are on the market for a coach following the sacking of Brendon Bolton on Monday, with a several high-profile names including Paul Roos, Brad Scott and Ross Lyon all linked with the vacant job.

Despite Clarkson being contracted to the Hawks until 2022, Riewoldt says Carlton owe it to its supporters and members to exhaust every possible option.

“Straight to the top. I think you’re derelict in your duty if you don’t do that,” the St Kilda champion told SEN Breakfast.

“You’ve at least got to ask the question. Have your absolute wish list and work from top to the bottom.

“That’s the responsibility and that’s what you would expect as a Carlton supporter and a Carlton member, that we’re going to do everything we can to give ourselves the best opportunity.

“You exhaust all avenues. You absolutely go as far and wide as you can to find the best result.”

Listen to Nick Riewoldt's chat on SEN Breakfast with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson in the player below

Alastair Clarkson Nick RIEWOLDT SEN Breakfast

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