Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says he is unlikely to coach a rival AFL club.
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Since taking charge of the Hawks in 2005, Clarkson has lead the side to premierships in 2008, 2013 and 2014.
Clarkson comes off-contract at the end of the 2016 season, and while there will no doubt be a number of potential suitors, the 46-year-old told Channel Nine he is unlikely to look at any outside offers.
“I don’t think so,” Clarkson is quoted as saying by AAP.
“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.”
The end of Clarkson’s current contract will have seen him lead the Hawks for 12 seasons, but he says he is not enjoying the job any less.
“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.”
Hawthorn have had a mixed start in its quest for a three-peat, sitting with a 1-1 record following the opening two games.
The Hawks began the season with a bang after its thrashing of Geelong before suffering a shock loss to Essendon in round two.
Clarkson’s side have the chance to get back to winning ways when they face the Western Bulldogs at Aurora Stadium on Sunday afternoon.