Carlton lure gun chief in fight to emerge from ruin

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Carlton person lured legendary head Brian Cook successful a immense measurement toward becoming an AFL powerhouse again.

After taking West Coast from a start-up to a two-time AFL premiership juggernaut, Cook led Geelong during a highly palmy 23-year period, reviving the club's finances and overseeing 3 flags.

Cook is replacing Cain Liddle, who Carlton sacked past week connected the backmost of the club's well-documented outer review.

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The Age has reported Cook agreed to a three-year woody with Carlton and the Blues would enactment connected a handover plan, which volition spot an interior campaigner instrumentality implicit astatine the extremity of Cook's reign.

The situation of starring backmost to greatness a nine starved of occurrence and stableness for the champion portion of 20 years was a cardinal crushed down Cook's determination to articulation Carlton, The Age reported.

Departing Geelong main enforcement Brian Cook. (Getty)

Carlton president Luke Sayers hailed Cook's invaluable leadership.

"This is simply a important pillar of the club's 'reset' strategy, whereby our shot nine is striving to bring successful the champion disposable radical with beardown leadership, who thrive connected gathering and driving a high-performing culture," Sayers said.

"That is precisely what Carlton needs to instrumentality our adjacent important step, and cipher fits that criteria amended than Brian Cook."

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Carlton are astatine a captious constituent successful their history, fixed they haven't played finals footy since 2013, person a caller and inexperienced main enforcement and sacked manager David Teague pursuing the 2021 season.

"Brian is an experienced person who, to enactment it simply, knows what occurrence looks similar and, much importantly, knows everything that is required to execute it – connected and disconnected the field.

Carlton president Luke Sayers. (James Alcock)

"He has straight overseen indispensable changes and driven elite standards to make an betterment successful shot performance, ensuring these elite standards are not lone met but are sustained implicit a agelong play of time.

"Brian has besides been the driving unit down Kardinia Park's redevelopment, and that invaluable acquisition volition beryllium important arsenic we determination toward completion of the Princes Park redevelopment successful 2022.

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"While our nine is successful a beardown presumption disconnected the field, we mean to instrumentality this to different level, by being proactive and innovative, and Brian, arsenic CEO, volition play a pivotal relation successful starring that approach.

"To pull arguably Australia's astir highly regarded sports head to the presumption of main enforcement serviceman astatine our nine is significant, and from this constituent on, our program cannot beryllium clearer and much resolute to execute the sustained occurrence we are striving for."

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