Former Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has launched a scathing attack on his former clubs treatment of current coach David Teague.

Malthouse was sacked by the Blues in 2015 after a period where the club regressed tremendously.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13: Blues coach Michael Malthouse speaks to Brock McLean of the Blues during the round 13 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

The AFL games coached record holder believes the Blues haven't helped Teague throughout his tenure at the club and believes that they have "betrayed" and "failed" the 40-year-old.

Malthouse said that the Blues have heaped more pressure on Teague and have hung him out to dry.

“Once you start announcing reviews and things start appearing in the paper, you know that the coach is wearing totally unnecessary pressure,” Malthouse told the Herald Sun.

“And where there’s smoke there’s fire. There’s enough pressure on a coach as there is, particularly now during Covid and not even knowing where games are going to be played – and then suddenly there’s a review being led by external people.

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“It does not leave the coach with any certainty and when you don’t have certainty you have uncertainty and when you have uncertainty you have suspicions – and then those suspicions run wild through the playing group.

Malthouse said that the Blues aren't moving together as one unit and that the trust required at a football club has now been broken almost irreparably.

“Then every time you open the paper it’s about Carlton and about Teague. A football club needs to protect its coach as best it can. The club has failed him. They have betrayed him," Malthouse claimed.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Blues head coach David Teague in action during a Carlton Blues AFL training session at Ikon Park on July 30, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

“If you want to go in the one direction then you need the board, the administration and football department all with their hands at the wheel knowing where they are going.

“Once you start to question things the trust is broken – and once the trust is broken it is very difficult to restore.”

He went on to say that the Blues will have already made up their mind regarding Teague's future and that the review was just a charade to help justify the decision of the board.

“People have reviews because they know what the answer will be," he said.

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“You would hope that Luke Sayers, who is a very reasonable person, does give the coach every support as opposed to what has generally happened."

Malthouse reflected on his time at the Blues and said that the current board didn't make it a nice place to be.

He said that the Blues had overrated their list when they sacked Brett Ratten and that there were "factions" in play at the club.

"Stephen Kernahan was very good to me. He was a really good person but when he was shoved out, you just know that you’re not going to last," Malthouse recalled.

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“In the end I felt very isolated at Carlton. The board was built on business acumen rather than football IQ.

“When I got there they had a plan that had already run out for three years saying they were going to win a premiership within five years.

“They just overrated where their list was and then of course you’ve got the factions around the place. It’s not a pleasant place to ply your trade.”

The former Collingwood, West Coast and Western Bulldogs coach said the Carlton board needed to take more responsibility for the clubs position and be accountable to someone.

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“The Carlton board has been infiltrated by people from the outside. We all know who they are and they are not accountable to anyone,” he said.

“And until those people no longer have a say you are continually going to have these discussions.”