Hawks head coach Alastair Clarkson (L) inspects the ground with assistant coach Brett Ratten during the round three AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Ratten out of the race for Brisbane coaching job

Hawthorn assistant coach and former Carlton coach Brett Ratten it out of the running to coach the Brisbane Lions, according the Herald Sun.

Ratten reportedly met with Lions’ officials this week to have informal discussions about the vacant coaching position.

Following discussions regarding his coaching ambitions, the two parties agreed that he would not pursue the coaching job any further.

Ratten’s family commitments in Melbourne are believed to be a big reason behind his decision to remain at the Hawks.

Hawthorn football bossĀ Chris Fagan is the overwhelming favourite for the job.