Carlton caretaker David Teague says he didn't have to tidy up Chris Judd after the Blues football director seemed to exclude him from a dispute for the vacant senior coaching role.
Teague has made an impression since he switched from Brendon Bolton last month, but his hope to assume that the track seemed to be permanently interrupted when Judd explicitly stated the Blues "don't want someone with a running wheel on".
"We want an experienced coach who can take us to the next step," Judd told Footy Classified.
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"(Teague) is now getting a really good coaching experience … he has actually coached his own team, but that is not really the same as being a true senior coach of a football team with the pressure that comes with it."
Judd's comments put the Blues in control of the damage, with chief executive Cain Liddle declaring that they had ruled nobody in or out.
Club-large Mark Maclure was very critical of Judd and said that he did not respect Teague and should apologize.
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But Teague said he had no problem with Judd's comments.
"I speak with Chris regularly and I am very satisfied with where the club is," Teague said on Friday.
"I think we have the right people to make that call and I have no problem at all there.
& # 39; He did say there was a conversation about what he said on Monday night, but he didn't really have to clean it up with me. & # 39;
Teague added that he had not given up hope for Carlton's coaching outside of this season.
"If I am ready to go at the end of the year, yes, but now I learn a lot about myself and I really enjoy that process," he said.
"At the end of the year I will chat and see where I am and I will better understand whether I think I am ready to go or not."
After directing the Blues to two wins and two tight losses, Teague welcomes back-skipper Patrick Cripps for Saturday's clash with Sydney at the SCG.
Hugh Goddard plays his first game for the Blues and Harry McKay is also coming back but Jacob Weitering (broken nose) and Mitch McGovern are not available.
"He's just unable to train at the level to get his condition," Teague said of McGovern, adding that the forward key could miss several games.
"He missed a lot of pre-season with an ankle and then he hurt his back … unfortunately every week it is very difficult for him to train.
"We now want to get the conditioning back in him so that he can play the way he wants to play."
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