Carlton has officially unveiled David Teague as its new senior coach for the next three seasons.
With Teague now locked in, the Blues can up the ante in their pursuit of new recruits for the 2020 season.
Off-contract GWS midfielder Stephen Coniglio has emerged as one Carlton’s prime targets with reports suggesting they’re winning the race for the gun Giant.
Chief AFL writer for The Age Jake Niall believes the Teague appointment will help the club when it presents to the likes of Coniglio.
“I think one factor I wouldn’t underestimate is if they have to have conversations with players from other clubs such as Stephen Coniglio – who they’re leading the race for if he does leave the Giants, you want to have a senior coach in place,” Niall told SEN’s Time On.
“Carlton are certainly being quite aggressive in the player market; I think having a coach installed would be a significant advantage.
“If you’re competing against say a Hawthorn for Coniglio, you would want to have a senior coach where the player is able to say: ‘That’s who I’m going to be under next year’.”
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan stated he would prefer to see Coniglio re-sign with GWS.
Listen to Jake Niall’s chat on SEN’s Time On in the player below