Carlton has appointed Steven Trigg as its new chief executive in a move which has created yet another vacancy at the helm of an AFL club, with Adelaide immediately embarking upon its own executive search.
The Blues board voted to give the recently suspended Trigg a second chance in their determination to install a new boss with AFL experience and following a strong endorsement from league chief Gillon McLachlan.
Trigg is expect to depart Adelaide by the end of the season, with that club testing potential candidates against its two strong internal prospects, Nigel Smart and David Noble.
The view of the Crows was that Trigg had come to the end of his long relationship with the club he joined as media manager when Malcolm Blight was coach. Former Blues boss Greg Swann has been the heavily backed favourite to take the top job at the Brisbane Lions.
Interestingly, Trigg, a former schoolteacher, taught Carlton football boss Andrew McKay geography in year 12 at Adelaide’s St Peter’s College.