That hasn't left the Blues without strong names in the race for the senior coaching role however, with a trio of assistant coaches set to be interviewed at Ikon Park.
According to 7 News' Tom Browne, Essendon assistant Daniel Giansiracusa, former Brisbane senior coach Michael Voss and Tigers assistant Adam Kingsley are all believed to be in the running for the Blues job.
Can reveal Carlton has started interviews for their new coach.
They’ll speak with Michael Voss later this week via zoom.
Daniel Giansiracusa and I understand Adam Kingsley.
There is a lot more strategy that they’ve perhaps let on. @7NewsMelbourne
— Tom Browne (@TomBrowne7) September 14, 2021
Giansiracusa has emerged as a frontrunner for the Carlton job, however Sayers and the Blues' coaching search sub-committee are set to utilise a 30-45 day process to ensure the best candidate is selected to be their next senior coach.
The former Bulldogs forward joined the Bombers at the end of last season, making a switch from Whitten Oval.
Giansiracusa's time under Ben Rutten has seen his stocks rise as the Bombers landed a top-eight finish in 2021.
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Voss recently revealed that preliminary talks with the Blues had begun, with the Power assistant's contract ending this year.
2022 will be the Cats coach's final year of his current contract, while Brad is tipped to be the leading name to land the AFL's football operations manager position.