Hawthorn midfielder Tom Scully has revealed Alastair Clarkson addressed the playing group this morning amid reported links to the Carlton coaching job.
Former Hawk Ben Dixon told the Don’t Argue podcast that Clarkson will become the next coach of the Blues in a multi-million-dollar deal.
“Clarko made a little reference to it this morning. It was all a bit of a joke. He just said, ‘I’ll address the elephant in the room. I’m not going to Carlton!’” Scully told reporters.
“As a player, I don’t read anything into that (speculation). That’s (Dixon’s) opinion.
"As far as I’m concerned, Clarko’s the coach and until he says otherwise, there’s nothing really to see.”
AFL Hall of Famer Terry Wallace believes Clarkson should command $2 million a season if he was to explore his options.
“That’s his market value,” Wallace told SEN Afternoons.
“In the last 10-15 years, who is the premier player in the competition? Lance Franklin. His deal was $9 million over 10 years.
“Who has been the premier coach in the competition? Alastair Clarkson. What’s the difference between a premier player getting $9 million and the premier coach getting $10 million?”
Clarkson is contracted to Hawthorn until at least the end of 2022.
Listen to Terry Wallace's chat on SEN Afternoons with Andy Maher in the player below