Jilted partners of Damien Hardwick and mistress appear downcast

The fallout from premiership coach Damien Hardwick's affair with the Richmond Tigers' sales rep Alexandra Crow is continuing to reverberate - and is affecting more than one club.

The former partner of Ms Crow is among the top executives at Carlton Football Club. 

Daniel Giese has been a highly regarded executive within both AFL and NRL ranks for years - and also worked for five years with the Richmond Football Club from 2010-2015.

He was living with Ms Crow at their $1.2 million Ascot Vale home when the relationship with three-time premiership coach started.

Mr Giese and Danielle Hardwick, who apparently learnt of her husband's affair during a trip to the team hub in Queensland last year, cut forlorn figures after news broke of the affair this week. 

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Danielle Hardwick is continuing to get on with her life down the road in Brighton. She hit social media on Tuesday night in a subtle dig against her ex-husband Damien Hardwick

Danielle Hardwick is continuing to get on with her life down the road in Brighton. She hit social media on Tuesday night in a subtle dig against her ex-husband Damien Hardwick 

Daniel Giese is a respected Carlton Football Club executive. On Wednesday he went about his business with quiet dignity as the scandal involving his ex partner continued

Daniel Giese is a respected Carlton Football Club executive. On Wednesday he went about his business with quiet dignity as the scandal involving his ex partner continued 

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick is expected to be back at training this week. Even Melbourne's insipid sports reporters are expected to ask him a few tough questions when he does

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick is expected to be back at training this week. Even Melbourne's insipid sports reporters are expected to ask him a few tough questions when he does 

The Tigers coach has not been spotted in public with his new lover - a Richmond sales representative - since news of the scandal broke this week. 

It is understood the pair remain in hiding at a rental property within trendy Elwood, on Port Phillip Bay. 

Mr Giese was seen going out for a bike ride on Wednesday morning after fielding numerous inquiries from Melbourne's footy mad media. 

He declined to comment when approached by Daily Mail Australia. 

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The successful salesman, who is general manager of consumer business at Carlton, is revered among Blues fans for his open and honest interaction with them about their club memberships. 

Mr Giese can be seen actively engaging with fans on footy forums where he toils to meet their lofty expectations of the club. 

He was recruited to Carlton in 2018 after spending almost three years in a near identical role at Melbourne Storm. 

It remains unclear if he worked alongside his ex-partner at Richmond, who continues to work with the club's commercial sales team.

Records show Mr Giese jointly purchased their home in May 2019, about two months

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