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Malthouse will see out the season: LoGiudice

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Michael Malthouse, Senior Coach of the Blues addresses the media after the 2015 AFL Round 06 match between the Carlton Blues and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on May 10, 2015. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Mick Malthouse after the loss to the Brisbane Lions
I'd be disappointed if the players are concerned about their coach. At the end of the day, Mick is contracted to coach this football club until the end of the season, and that will happen
Carlton president Mark LoGuidice

CARLTON president Mark LoGiudice has reaffirmed his stance that coach Mick Malthouse will see out the season despite the Blues' horror start to the year.

Malthouse's three-year contract expires at the end of 2015, and LoGiudice has previously stated three-time premiership coach will stay in the role for the whole year.

The club and coach have come under intense scrutiny due to their start to the season, which has included just one win against last year's wooden-spooners St Kilda in Wellington.

Their loss to the previously winless Brisbane Lions on Sunday at Etihad Stadium was another damaging blow, but LoGiudice said the Blues' position had not changed.

"Mick Malthouse will continue to coach the Carlton footy club for the remainder of the season," LoGiudice said on Monday.

The Blues president was at Princes Park on Monday for a regular meeting with chief executive Steven Trigg.

He said players shouldn't be distracted by the attention surrounding Malthouse's future.

"I'd be disappointed if the players are concerned about their coach. At the end of the day, Mick is contracted to coach this football club until the end of the season, and that will happen," LoGiudice said.

LoGiudice, who was appointed president in the middle of last season but has been on the Blues' board since 2010, said the nine-point defeat to the out-of-form Lions was disappointing.

"You can't possibly be happy with that result yesterday. No one likes to lose and certainly from my perspective sitting there watching a game like that, it's hard to watch," he said.

Carlton captain Marc Murphy and fellow No.1 pick Bryce Gibbs have been touted as possible trades as the club works through a rebuilding phase, but on Monday the pair noted their long-term deals with the club as a sign they wanted to be there.

LoGuidice said he couldn't guarantee anything, but supported the pair.

"Bryce Gibbs and Marc Murphy have long-term deals with the football club, so we're backing Marc Murphy, Bryce Gibbs and the leadership group to continue playing to the best of their ability and to lead this football club," he said.