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Carlton are yet to make a call on under-siege coach David Teague's future and say their football department leaders will be involved in discussing the club's external review before any decisions are made.
Teague had expected to learn on Monday whether he'll continue with the Blues into 2022 - the final season of his three-year contract - and was all but resigned to losing his job.
But new Carlton president Luke Sayers said on Monday the board would consult with senior football department leaders about the review this week and wouldn't be rushed into any major decisions.
A looming decision from departing Hawthorn master coach Alastair Clarkson on his future could be the first domino to fall in the Blues' planning.
Former Fremantle and St Kilda grand final coach Ross Lyon is also in the mix after putting his hand up as a possible Teague replacement.
"With our AFL season complete, our club is now in a position to fully brief the senior leaders of the football department on the review findings," Sayers said in a letter to club members.
"This process will commence this week and will involve consultation between the board and football department regarding the recommendations provided.
"The club will take the necessary time required to absorb this review and any outcomes or decisions will be made on the time frame that is in the best interest of the club, not based on external expectations or pressure."
Teague was among those to arrive at Ikon Park early on Monday morning ahead of meetings and left late in the afternoon without speaking to waiting media.
He had previously flagged his expectation a call would be made on his future at the start of the week, and didn't expect it to fall in his favour.
Retiring Blues champion Eddie Betts told reporters Teague deserves clarity on his coaching future.
"It has been pretty tough, but I guess he's doing okay and like he said after the game, you wish he had more support from the football club," Betts said.
"But yeah, he's doing OK and I spoke to him. We'll see what happens.
"I think he does (deserve some clarity on his future).
"I looked at the stat today that was posted - with the 50 games that he's coached, his win percentage is better than Clarko's (Alastair Clarkson) and Dimma's (Damien Hardwick).
"I believe he's the right man for the job - it's whether the club does."
In the past week, Teague has lamented a perceived lack of support from within Carlton as pressure mounted on his position in just his second full season in the hot seat.
The 40-year-old has coached Carlton to 21 wins and 29 defeats since initially taking over as a caretaker coach ahead of round 12, 2019.
He was named full-time coach in August that year and signed a three-year deal.