Former Carlton boss Mick Malthouse has opened up about one of his biggest regrets during his three-year stint as the coach of Carlton.

Malthouse spoke on SEN radio on Saturday about his recruitment of Andrejs Everitt and the forward's eventual delisting, and said he felt terrible about how the whole situation played out.

“You have regrets as a coach and one of my biggest is convincing Andrejs Everitt to (join) Carlton,” Malthouse said.

“I got sacked and he got delisted.

“I stand by [it], he was one of my most important players at Carlton. He was so versatile.

"I feel so bad about it. He doesn't have a team now.”

Everitt was persuaded to join the Blues from Sydney at the end of the 2013 season, after 43 games at the Swans following the first 36 games of his career at the Bulldogs.

The 28-year-old had the best stint of his career at Carlton, playing 52 games and booting 61 goals, including 31 in 2015 to finish as the club's leading goalkicker.