Sayers and the club confirmed David Teague's departure from Ikon Park yesterday, which was soon followed by a press conference fronted by the newly-appointed Blues boss and chief executive Cain Liddle.
Sayers stated the club are looking into the best candidates on offer, with some focus on their experience at an AFL senior coaching level.
Another note from Teague's sacking and the external review that led to his departure was a more needed focus on defence rather than attack, a game style Lyon is well versed with in his time at both St Kilda and Fremantle.
Speaking on SEN, Sayers revealed he had spoken to Lyon this week, who is keen to potentially pursue opportunities with the Princes park club.
“What I can tell you is I did have a conversation with Ross (Lyon) last night. A general conversation for about 45 minutes,” Sayers said.
“Ross is excited to put his hat in the ring once we figure out whatever is the process to move forward at the Carlton footy club.
“Now we pivot and we’re looking for the best coach that we can possibly get to get a fantastic group winning games, into the finals next year and away we go.
“We’re going to try and accelerate through the process."
Lyon managed a record of 163-4-118 from his 285 games in charge of the Saints and Dockers between 2007-2019.