Tom Browne told Triple M Hot Breakfast this morning that Stephen Silvagni’s time as Carlton’s list manager could be over within the next month.
“Stephen Silvagni, SOS, a key architect in their resurgence, he’s been their (Carlton’s) list manager during this period where there’s pretty optimistic views on their list, in one regard I guess he’s done the hard yards,” Browne said.
“I think within the next month is highly likely now he’ll step away from the club… at the moment Cain Liddle, who’s the CEO, a very competent CEO, has been restructuring the football department with some of his own key appointments.”
Browne also told the Hot Breakfast that some of the changes the club has made over the past 12 months have limited the former Blues champion’s influence.
“SOS is one of the most powerful people at Carlton, at least he was up until 12 months ago.
“But over the last 12 months there’s been a football manager appointed, Brad Lloyd, there’s also been a different list manager, Mick Agresta, appointed, and there’s a view that some of the power’s gone away from SOS, but there’s also some key power brokers that still support SOS.”
Browne also reported that if Silvagni were to actually move on then Sydney’s recruiting and list manager, Kinnear Beatson will be the man the Blues will want to replace Silvagni with.
“There is a suggestion they are informally…according to my sources sounding out some alternative people.
“I think they’re interested in Sydney’s recruiting manager if it came to that… Kinnear Beatson,” he said.
Carlton have denied the report.