Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury has extinguished recent rumours that he could be on the move with a post on social media on Tuesday morning.
Pendlebury, who remains uncontracted beyond 2021, stated his commitment to the club in a brief tweet.
"Sorry for any confusion. Just to clear it up- I want to be a one club player and finish my playing career at Collingwood" the tweet read.
"I'm open to coaching at another club AFTER my playing days.
"Collingwood Fam- I'm not going anywhere"
Sorry for any confusion. Just to clear it up- I want to be a one club player and finish at my playing career at Collingwood. I’m open to coaching at another club AFTER My playing days. Collingwood Fam- I’m not going anywhere
— Scott Pendlebury (@SP_10) August 24, 2021
Pendlebury recently confirmed during an interview with Triple M that the Pies had offered him a one year deal, though he was yet to sign it.
"At this stage it's a one-year deal" the 33-year-old said.
"If I sign with Collingwood, at this stage it's a one-year deal. We're trying to work through the best thing for the club. I understand when you get to my age you are slightly lower on the priority list."
The 334-gamer also discussed his future in the game as a coach.
"I do have ambitions to coach, I've said that," said Pendlebury.
"I really do want to be a one-club player. If they (other clubs) want to offer me future coaching gigs, for a couple of years time I'll have a look at it."
Media reports suggested that Pendlebury could be heading north for a longer deal with the Gold Coast Suns should they offer him a coaching gig post footy, but no official deals were tabled.
After Pendlebury's tweet, it seems a contract extension with the Pies is inevitable, with the delay likely a result of the club still yet to sign a new coach after the mid-season departure of Nathan Buckley.