Clarkson likely to be one-club AFL coach

Alastair Clarkson is unlikely to consider coaching any AFL club other than Hawthorn.

Clarkson has been in charge of the Hawks since the 2005 season, winning flags in 2008, 2013 and 2014.

The 46-year-old comes off contract at the end of the 2016 season.

Clarkson is likely to have a range of potential suitors should he want to test his worth on the open market.

But he told the Nine Network on Thursday night that wasn’t on the cards.

“I don’t think so,” Clarkson replied, when asked if there would come a time when he’d seriously consider any offers from other clubs.

“I’m firmly entrenched at our club.

“We’ve got a lot of plans for things in the future and I’m just really happy with where I am.”

When asked how long was too long to be coaching a club, Clarkson suggested he wasn’t contemplating such a question.

“I’m enjoying it as much as I ever have,” he said.

“While we’re in this period of success I want to hang on there for as long as I possibly can.

“As long as I’m enjoying it and the place isn’t sick of me, I’ll hang in there for as long as I can.”

Clarkson appeared on The Footy Show to raise awareness for Cancer Council Tasmania in the lead-up to Sunday’s `Pink Ribbon’ clash with the Western Bulldogs in Launceston.

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