MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Luke Hodge of the Hawks celebrates during the 2017 AFL round 23 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on August 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Recently retired AFL champion Luke Hodge is set to join the SEN radio team.

The four-time premiership Hawk, who still lives in Brisbane, will join Gerard Whateley every Tuesday with and will also feature on Saturday Crunch Time.

“Our main thing is talking about topics of the week and I’m sure Clarko will get a mention,’’ Hodge told The Herald Sun.

Retiring at the end of 2019, Hodge will still be a part of Channel Seven’s AFL commentary team.

The two-time Norm Smith medallist believes the winner of this year’s premiership is as deserving as any before them.

“It’s a pretty important year,’’ he said.

“I always appreciate the 2014 (flag with Hawthorn) because of the resilience we had. Injuries, (coach Alastair Clarkson) Clarko was sick, so I hold that one higher and this is the same.”