Silvagni draws curtain after decades with Blues
FIVE years after ceremoniously riding his white horse back into the surrounds of the club he loves, Stephen Silvagni will say goodbye to those who matter and leave in coming days.
Silvagni, 52, who has chosen not to accept a new but undefined role with the club, will most likely take a complete break from a footballing industry that has dominated his adult life since he made his debut in 1985. Tasked with delivering the biggest list overhaul in Carlton’s history, Silvagni has delivered what most see as an exciting list, albeit one that is yet to achieve anything of note.
Silvagni was very much of the mindset that “new” and “old” Carlton were irrelevant when compared with everyone on staff working in the best interests of the club.
He will leave with satisfaction in the belief he fulfilled the original mantra delivered him by his board, and in doing so prepared a list for coach David Teague that holds considerable potential.