RETIRED champion Chris Judd and Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou will head a five-man panel charged with selecting Carlton's new coach. 

Judd, who called time on his decorated career last week after a serious knee injury, has been included to provide a "gen Y perspective", according to Blues CEO Steven Trigg.

Trigg will chair the panel, which also includes Carlton premiership player Ken Sheldon and professional recruiter David Campbell, of Egon Zehnder.

Postecoglou provides a link to the AFL's Level Four accreditation course, which he helped shape earlier this year by sitting on the selection panel for the first nine inductees.

Football manager Andrew McKay will also work closely with the panel.

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

"The panel will assess candidates and make recommendations to the board on Carlton's next senior coach.

"It will be an exhaustive and thorough process, as we know that is what our members expect."

Trigg said the Blues had assembled a selection panel with a "blend of perspectives" and there was no target date for an appointment.

Professional recruiter Campbell will be on the panel to "guide the recruitment process". His firm, Egon Zehnder, has 69 offices in 41 countries and recommended Trigg's appointment as CEO last year. 

The Blues recently agreed to a tighter set of protocols for their search to avoid interrupting rivals during the second half of the season.   

Rather than contact candidates directly, the Blues agreed to make their first approach through Trigg to the rival club's CEO to avoid any "inter-club stoushes".

Rival clubs will also have the right to retain the successful candidate at their club until the end of the season.

Interim Carlton coach John Barker is completing the Level Four course, which set out to find and mentor the next wave of senior coaches. 

Others completing the program are Brendan Bolton (Hawthorn), Stuart Dew (Sydney Swans), Simon Lloyd (Fremantle), Blake Caracella (Geelong), Robert Harvey (Collingwood) and Adam Kingsley (St Kilda).

Port Adelaide assistant Matthew Nicks, who was part of the first intake, has said the vacant Carlton position was not something he was considering at this point.

Harvey has also played down his chances of taking on the job.

Dew is the favourite with bookmakers, after West Coast premiership coach John Worsfold ruled himself out of the race.

Trigg also detailed a number of list management plans for the 18th-placed Blues, which included creating a father-son academy and investing more in their development programs.

Carlton has three father-son players eligible for selection this year – Jack Silvagni (son of Stephen), Bailey Rice (son of Dean) and Jake Bradley (son of Craig).  

Trigg said the club would target young talent, keep its prime draft picks to acquire elite players, maximise the number of early selections it has and create salary cap space to "very selectively" target free agents.    

Trigg said the club would continue to be aggressive in pursuing free agency and trade opportunities.

"Underpinning all of this is the obvious need to 'select' very well," he said.