Josh Frydenberg, who formerly served as the Treasurer of the Federal Government, is reportedly in the running for another high-profile position with one of the most admired organisations in the country.
Many people saw the former deputy leader of the Liberal party as the natural heir to the leadership of the party and believed that he would one day become the prime minister.
But after suffering a stunning defeat in the election held in May, Mr. Frydenberg is looking to make a transition in his professional life.
The 50-year-old Carlton Blues supporter has reportedly been linked to the top job in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The Herald Sun reports that the league has contacted Mr. Frydenberg about the possibility of Gillon McLachlan being replaced as the CEO of the organisation.
After serving in this capacity for almost a decade, Mr. McLachlan has decided to step down from his position in September.
The AFL is searching high and low for someone who could potentially take his place, but it appears that the previous treasurer will probably steer clear of the position because it comes with a bright spotlight, just like politics does.
“Josh loves his footy and is looking forward to attending more Carlton games with his young family but is pursuing other opportunities in the private sector,” a source told the Herald Sun
Since his unexpected loss in the previously safe Melbourne seat of Kooyong, there has been a great deal of speculation regarding Mr. Frydenberg’s next move. Considering how young he is, this is not surprising.
He has stated in the past that he is “motivated” to continue his career in politics, despite the fact that it is possible that in the future, another member of the party will vacate their federal seat in order to make room for him.
Some have suggested that a switch to state politics may be necessary to remove Labor premier Daniel Andrews from power.
However, the investment banker who formerly worked for Deutsche Bank has stated that he is open to the possibility of working in the business world again.