Postecoglou to help find new Carlton coach

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has been appointed on to a panel of five to select the new Carlton coach in the AFL.

Melbourne-based Postecoglou, 49, is a Carlton supporter and member and in the past has visited Blues training and met with previous coach Mick Malthouse.

Malthouse was sacked as Carlton coach three weeks ago and on Tuesday the club confirmed the panel to find his successor.

Postecoglou joins recently retired player Chris Judd, Ken Sheldon, David Campbell and the club’s CEO Steven Trigg on the panel.

Carlton president Mark LoGiudice said: "Ange Postecoglou brings a wealth of coaching experience and insights from a different code, having rebuilt elite playing lists and currently leading our country at the highest level."

Trigg provided an open letter to the club's supporters where he also explained the appointments.

"We have assembled a group who will be genuinely experienced, informative and helpful in that search," Trigg said.

"The group is outstanding. We have captured a blend of perspectives from experienced coaches to a younger perspective fresh from the game.

“The panel has an 'in football' emphasis, with an 'out of football' perspective – and the expertise we need to make deep, clear assessments of all candidates."