LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Alastair Clarkson, Senior Coach of the Hawks looks on during the 2018 AFL round six match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the St Kilda Saints at UTAS Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

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?

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)

“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.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Alastair Clarkson, coach of the Hawks,
looks on during the round 14 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Sydney Cricket Ground on June 21, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

“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.”