Teague still has plenty to give: Worsfold

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John Worsfold has no plans to return to senior coaching any time soon, but hopes sacked Carlton coach David Teague will be snapped up again.

Worsfold stepped down as Essendon coach at the end of last season after five years in the role.

The 52-year-old also coached West Coast from 2002 until 2013, winning the premiership in 2006.

Worsfold was appointed as Carlton's coaching consultant earlier this year to help guide Teague and his assistants through troubled waters.

The Blues won just eight games for the season to finish 13th, with Teague subsequently sacked following a lengthy in-season review of the football department.

Carlton are yet to appoint a replacement with former St Kilda and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon pulling out last week.

Worsfold won't be one throwing his hat into the ring.

"I moved back to Perth at the end of last year to be with my family," he said.

"I'm certainly not prepared to ask them to move back over east at this stage. Anything like that is a bit down the track.

"My biggest focus in the last few weeks is not mowing the lawn two weeks in a row. I am getting a bit bored on weekends, but I haven't thought about filling that with coaching AFL again."

Teague spent three seasons as an assistant coach under Worsfold at West Coast between 2011-13.

Worsfold said Teague did well holding the coaching team together at Carlton while the club launched its review.

"Coaching is tough. Coaching knowing that there's a review happening while you're doing that makes it another layer of difficulty to deal with," Worsfold said.

"It's hard to imagine, but you're working with a team of coaches and support staff who none of them were guaranteed that they would have a job at the end of the year.

"So to keep everyone motivated and working to the peak of their powers in that scenario would be pretty tough."

Worsfold hopes Teague, whose AFL career ended at the age of 25 after just 83 games, lands another coaching job in the near future.

"He has a huge amount of experience and passion for the game. I'm sure he's got a lot to offer," Worsfold said.

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