The Herald Sun has reported that the Carlton coaching committee will tonight present the Carlton board with a recommendation for Brendon Bolton to coach the club from next season.

It is believed that Bolton won a very close vote over current caretaker coach John Barker.

Carlton is expected to make an official announcement later this week.

The Carlton coaching committee consists of former players Chris Judd and Ken Sheldon, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou, Carlton CEO Steven Trigg and recruiting specialist David Campbell.