MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 07: Robert Walls, former premiership coach for the Carlton Blues, speaks to media during the 2015 AFL Finals Series launch at Federation Square on September 7, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Carlton could be set to add club legend Robert Walls to their football department, according to Channel Seven journalist Tom Browne.

“Two club powerbrokers are pushing to have a surprise person involved in the club next season – Robert Walls,” Browne told Channel Seven’s ‘Talking Footy’.

“The proposed role, observe all facets of the footy department and assist where necessary.”

“I understand Walls has spoken with Brendon Bolton and new footy boss Brad Lloyd and Bolton’s considering the offer.”

“Walls is prepared to do it, Bolton is on a break weighing it up.”

“This is being considered by all parties as a realistic option.”

If Walls accepts a role at the Blues, it will be the first time he has held a position at a club since he was sacked as Richmond coach in 1997.

Former Melbourne captain Gary Lyon is uncertain by how the position will work.

“Those roles to me appear to be a thing of the past because part time and just wandering in every now and then walking away, those used to be very much in vogue because it was a part time industry,” Lyon said on SEN Breakfast. 

“I’d be interested to know how that would work in 2018.”