Collingwood champion and former coach Nathan Buckley has not ruled out a play for the Tasmanian coaching job.

Acting coy when pressed by co-host Kane Cores on SEN, Buckley simply refused to deny the possibility that he could become the Devils coach when the AFL's 19th team joins the league in 2028.

"Tassie is a beautiful state, isn't it?" Buckley attempted to avoid direct questioning.

"Beautiful countryside. It's at one with nature. There's a lot that Tassie has going for it.

"Still plenty to go under the bridge, I would've thought.

"Maybe you need to have more than a CEO to make decisions."

Buckley was referring to the incoming chief executive Brendan Gale, who is set to depart his post as Richmond CEO to join the club.

Gale announced earlier this month that he will exit Punt Road at the conclusion of the 2024 season, with a start date in his home state set for early next year.

Cornes continued with his hypotheticals, saying that former teammate and player Scott Pendlebury would be a worthy successor if Buckley were to take the job initially and hand it over once the Devils are on their feet.

The Pies legend was a successful coach during his tenure between 2012 and 2021 but, like his playing days, was unfortunately unable to secure the elusive premiership, getting close on three occasions (2002, 2003 and 2018).

Since Buckley departed Collingwood midway through 2021, he has joined the media in roles at Fox Footy and SEN.