The real reason 'spooked' Clarkson turned down Carlton

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Legendary erstwhile Hawthorn mentor Alastair Clarkson rejected Carlton's advances to name him arsenic their caller manager due to the fact that the messiness astatine the Blues had "spooked" him, seasoned footy writer Caroline Wilson says.

Clarkson's manager, James Henderson, confirmed connected Wednesday that the four-time premiership-winning mentor had been approached by aggregate clubs to manager adjacent year, but that he'd decided to instrumentality a twelvemonth off.

Wilson believes Carlton were "the champion accidental of keeping Clarkson successful the coaching crippled adjacent year" and says the coaching large was "pretty tempted" to nexus with the Blues.

Alastair Clarkson (Getty)

But the award-winning writer said Clarkson had been frightened from pursuing the Carlton occupation by the Blues' attraction of manager David Teague.

"What has gone connected astatine that shot nine ... implicit the past week, I think, wholly spooked the Clarkson campy and the Clarkson family," Wilson said connected Nine's Footy Classified.

"Alastair's been connected grounds arsenic saying he's disgusted by the mode the nine [has treated Teague]. He's said that David Teague should person had much support."

It had been wide expected that Teague would larn his destiny connected Monday, pursuing Carlton's past crippled of the season, successful which they fell to GWS by 14 points connected Saturday.

An outer reappraisal into Carlton's shot section was launched successful June and adjacent Teague conceded successful Saturday's post-match property league that his aboriginal appeared grim.

"Let's beryllium honest, it doesn't look similar it's going to spell successful my favour," Teague said.

But alternatively of giving Teague clarity, Carlton president Luke Sayers sent a missive to members saying the nine wasn't yet acceptable to marque a call.

"Incredibly, David is inactive successful the job. He had luncheon with his players today. He inactive doesn't cognize that helium won't beryllium the manager of Carlton adjacent year, but helium won't beryllium the manager of Carlton adjacent year. Dreadful treatment," Wilson said.

"The president, Luke Sayers – I don't helium has meant to beryllium cruel, but I deliberation he's trying to tally this nine similar it's a large accounting steadfast and it conscionable doesn't work."

Carlton manager David Teague is consoled by Mitch McGovern of the Blues. (AFL Photos via Getty Images)

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