John Barker
Blues interim coach John Barker talks to coaching staff. Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac

Carlton’s massive staff exodus could extend to its coaching staff, with all of Mick Malthouse’s assistant coaches out of contract.

Blues chief executive Steven Trigg said on Tuesday it was too early to discuss their futures, with the assistant coaches contracted until October.

But sacked coach Malthouse has already expressed concern for assistants including John Barker, Robert Wiley, Dean Laidley and Brad Green.

Carlton’s new senior coach would likely be given permission to hand-pick some or all of his assistants, which threatens the job security of Malthouse’s men.

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