Townsville Bulletin



JUSTIN Leppitsch is the latest candidate to rule himself out of Carlton’s vacant senior coaching position.

In the wake of Alastair Clarkson and Ross Lyon withdrawin­g from the race to replace sacked Blues coach David Teague, Leppitsch will be named soon to Craig Mcrae’s new-look Collingwoo­d coaching panel.

Leppitsch said on Tuesday he still harboured aspiration­s of one day coaching at senior level, but stressed he wouldn’t take a call from the Blues if they wanted to sound him out.

“It has got nothing to do with Carlton,” said Leppitsch, who was “down the path of other things” – namely reuniting with his three-time premiershi­p teammate Mcrae at the Magpies.

“It’s probably the worstkept secret in the world that is about to get announced hopefully soon,” he said. “There are other options for me.”

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