Alistair Clarkson has named the job he'd be keen to undertake when he returns to football.
Clarkson has been hotly pursued by Cartlon this off-season after his departure from Hawthorn but has been committed to taking a 12-month break.
The Blues subsequently appointed Michael Voss as head coach with Clarkson confirming last week he wouldn't be returning to coaching until at least 2023.
The four-time premiership coach has now said he'd be keen to undertake a role with a new team in Tasmania, should he be unemployed at the time. The league and club presidents are set to outline a plan for introducing a team in the Apple Isle over the next year.
“It depends where I’m at and what I’m doing at that point in time, but without a doubt (I’d be interested),” Clarkson told SEN’s Jack and Painey on Friday morning.
“Because it is six years away, who knows what we’re going to be doing at that point in time?
“But certainly, from this far out, if I’m unemployed like I am now, I’ll be putting my hand up big time to get involved in such an exciting venture.”
Having coached Hawthorn through an era of dominance down in Tasmania, Clarkson says that it's more than time the fans of the game in the state were rewarded with their very own team.
“I think it’s a no-brainer for the AFL competition, and it’s a no-brainer for Tassie to roll their sleeves up and get behind it,” he said.
“Footy has been such a big part of the fabric of Tasmania for over a century. There are some pretty iconic people from Tasmania who have had input on AFL or VFL footy in the past.
“We want to hear their voices, we want to hear their enthusiasm for a Tassie team. And we want them to contribute to the reason why Tassie should have a team in the national competition.”