Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has said that the football club will undergo a review of its entire operation at season’s end.
The Power are currently 10th on the ladder, one win and just over five per cent behind the eighth-placed Crows.
The club has missed finals in three of the last four years since its exhilarating run to a preliminary final in 2014, prompting speculation around the future of coach Ken Hinkley.
“We review everything at the end of [the] year,” Koch told Adelaide radio station FIVEaa.
“This is the absolute honest answer to this — we review the entire club at the end of the year.
“We reviewed the entire club at the end of last year, and we’ll be doing it again at the end of this year.”
Hinkley has left no stone unturned in an attempt to reverse his team’s enigmatic ways, such as injecting youth into the lineup, axing decorated veterans and even employing uncommon physical intimidation tactics against elite players, but consistency continues to elude the Power.
Koch stopped short of saying the Power would consider making an in-season coaching change, but said responsibility for the team’s performance starts and ends with Hinkley.
“Ken is the butt of all the criticism and he understands that,” he said.
“He’s the person who has to deliver the performances and get the team up to perform at their best and in charge of the quality and the discipline of the team.
“He accepts that fully.
“We’ll review it at the end of the year. We’re still one game out of the finals, as weird as that seems at the moment.”
Port Adelaide will be looking to avoid its fourth straight defeat when it travels to Marvel Stadium for a pivotal clash with Essendon on Saturday.