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Lyon out of running for Carlton job: report

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Melbourne: Ross Lyon has reportedly pulled out of the running to become Carlton’s new coach.

The Age is reporting the former St Kilda and Fremantle coach has told Blues hierarchy he does not intend to take part in the club’s search for David Teague’s replacemen­t.

Lyon had seemed a near certainty to be declared Carlton coach after Teague’s sacking last week, with Alastair Clarkson opting to take a year out of the AFL following his exit from Hawthorn.

It comes after Carlton on Wednesday announced a sub-committee to appoint their new coach, involving Blues legends David Parkin and Greg Williams.

Chief executive Cain Liddle and Blues football boss Brad Lloyd are also part of the selection committee.

It is anticipate­d the process could take up to 45 days, with Lyon not willing to put himself through that.

Lyon was the frontrunne­r to coach the Blues in 2022 even before Teague’s axing was official.

New Carlton president Luke Sayers said he spoke with Lyon last week, creating suspicion the 54-yearold could be announced as Blues boss as soon as this week.

But Lyon was caught offguard by the Blues’ decision to conduct an official interview process for the position.

“I was watching the news and what was being released, so I reached out to Luke today and we connected and said, ‘Just want some clarity’,” Lyon told Nine’s Footy Classified on Wednesday night.

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