Ratten sacked as Carlton coach
Brett Ratten. Picture: Getty Images

The future of Carlton coach Brett Ratten remains under a cloud this afternoon as online media and bloggers publish conflicting reports.

Many are speculating Ratten was told this afternoon he will be sacked and will coach the club's final game of the season against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium this weekend.

The AFL official website has reported that Carlton sources insist Brett Ratten remains the club's coach.

The conflicting reports have forced Carlton to call a press conference for tomorrow.

The club said via Twitter: "We will be holding a media conference tomorrow at 9:30am to clarify the speculation regarding Brett Ratten’s coaching future."

Conflicting reports also surround former Collingwood and West Coast coach Mick Malthouse, with many believing he is expected to be appointed coach for 2013.

Ratten's coaching assistants, including Mark Riley, Alan Richardson and Paul Williams also face an uncertain future, according to the Herald-Sun website.

Gavin Brown, who coached under Malthouse at Collingwood, is tipped to stay.

Ratten had a 50 per cent winning record with 60 victories from 119 games.

Rumours have been swirling about a Malthouse takeover since mid-season.

Ratten is contracted for another season, but Swann and president Stephen Kernahan have failed to guarantee Ratten’s coaching future beyond this year

The West Australian

Popular videos

Compare & Save

Our Picks

Compare & Save

More from The West