MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Hawks head coach Alastair Clarkson speaks to the media during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL training session at Waverley Park on March 29, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Hawthorn midfielder Tom Scully has revealed that coach Alastair Clarkson addressed the playing group regarding rumours of a move to Carlton.

Former Hawk Ben Dixon told the Don’t Argue podcast on Monday that he believes the four-time premiership coach will join the Blues at the end of the season on a $2 million a-year deal.

But according to Scully, Clarkson dismissed such reports.

“I saw something about it but once again, as a player, I don’t read anything into that,” Scully told AFL.com.au.

“That’s his opinion and as far as I’m concerned, Clarko’s the coach and until he says otherwise, there’s nothing really to see.

“Clarko made a little reference to it this morning but it was all a bit of a joke.

“He just said, ‘We’ll address the elephant in the room – I’m not going to Carlton’.”

Last week, Clarkson pledged his commitment to Hawthorn, having signed a three-year extension last year.

“I sat down with the club and made a commitment. It’s not just a commitment to the club, it’s a commitment to players you recruit, and staff you recruit, and coaches you’re trying to help out on their journey,” he said on Fox Footy.

“It’s much, much bigger than just the individual coach making a decision on what he wants to do the following year or the years after that. It’s a commitment that was made to the club and a whole bunch of people.”