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Alastair Clarkson’s supervisor confirms premiership coach won’t coach an AFL membership in 2022

Alastair Clarkson’s supervisor James Henderson has confirmed the premiership winner won’t coach an AFL membership in 2022.

Clarkson’s future has been within the highlight since he agreed to depart Hawthorn one 12 months sooner than anticipated within the handover to Sam Mitchell.

Carlton have remained an occasion, with coach David Teague’s destiny nonetheless to be determined after an exterior overview, whereas Collingwood are but to decide on a coach.

However Clarkson won’t pursue any of the positions.

“He’s totally dedicated to taking the 12 months off to spend time together with his household and to undertake additional examine and private improvement alternatives,” Henderson advised 7NEWS on Wednesday.

Henderson confirmed that he had obtained approaches from some AFL golf equipment this week however had not superior any of these discussions.

Collingwood are within the early levels of their teaching search whereas Carlton hit pause after they have been extensively anticipated to maneuver on from Teague this week.

The Gold Coast Suns have additionally been mooted as a possible vacation spot for Clarkson however Stuart Dew has indicated he has obtained assurances for 2022.

Alastair Clarkson’s supervisor says the premiership winner won’t coach at an AFL membership subsequent 12 months. Credit score: Getty

Clarkson beforehand shared his want for a break and time together with his household, but he had continued to depart the door open to a different job inside footy.

“Sadly, no matter’s been stated within the final three or 4 weeks, it hasn’t ended up materialising within the following couple of days,” he stated on Saturday.

“It’s troublesome to say … to be truthful, I’d like to only spend the subsequent 12 months figuring out what the subsequent chapter is.

“I’ve stated all alongside, that chapter may be inside footy, outdoors of footy, contained in the AFL or outdoors the AFL.

“It may be inside Australia or outdoors Australia – I don’t actually know.

“This affords me an important alternative to take a look at what else is on the market and we’re going to take the time to do this.”

Collingwood will now be anticipated to maneuver on and choose a long-term coach.

Clarkson’s Hawthorn assistants Craig McRae and Adam Kingsley have been tipped to be within the working for the Pies job.

At Carlton, Teague is contracted for the 2022 season and will now obtain one other likelihood to show his wares.

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