Former Carlton coach David Teague has secured an assistant coaching position at Richmond.
Teague was at the helm of the Blues for two and a half seasons before he was sacked in August this year after the club failed to deliver on plenty of pre-season hype.
However, the 40-year-old has secured the new position less than a month after cutting ties with Carlton, and will now join Damien Hardwick’s panel for the 2022 season.
Teague said he was excited to be able to help the club climb the ladder next year.
“Coaching is my passion, and I am excited by the opportunity to get to work with a new group of players and at a new club,” he told Richmond Media.
“I am looking forward to getting to work this pre-season and embracing the challenge that we all have, to climb the Tigers back up the ladder in 2022.
“It is great to be involved.”
Richmond GM of football performance Tim Livingstone was similarly buoyed by Teague’s appointment.
“David is a highly skilled and experienced coach who will be of great benefit to our players and his fellow coaches,” he said.
“We are excited to have David on board and welcome him and his family to the Richmond Football Club.”
The Tigers fell out of the top eight in 2021 after three premierships in four seasons.