And now, there is a belief Clarkson could be gettable at the end of the 2021 season, despite his manager insisting his contract will be seen out.
— Tom Browne (@TomBrowne7) July 8, 2021
Speaking on Fox Footy, McGuire said the Blues should be taking Clarkson into account during its review.
“If you’re Hawthorn, you say we need a whole lot of development coaches, maybe more than an alpha head coach. I think that’s the strategy behind it,” he said.
“As far as Carlton’s concerned, my understanding is they’ve said Clarkson is out there. That comes into our thinking as far as our review, new ball game, we take it all into account on the review.”
The Blues have had a disappointing 2021 campaign so far after plenty of off-season talk that this was the year the club would break their finals drought.
They currently sit at 6-9 in the season and the pressure has mounted on coach David Teague as a result, with potential replacements already being thrown into the air.
Along with Clarkson, other names have been floated around as the potential next coach of the Blues, such as Ross Lyon, Brad Scott, Hawthorn assistant Chris Newman and even Port Adelaide assistant, Michael Voss.
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— Zero Hanger (@zerohanger) July 6, 2021
The Blues will be looking to make it three wins in a row this weekend against Geelong to keep their slim finals chances alive.