Clarkson, who called it quits at Waverley Park at the conclusion of last season, has been assessing his options while serving on the Tasmanian AFL team taskforce.
According to renowned journalist Caroline Wilson, GWS Giants, Essendon and St Kilda are supposedly the three sides in the best position to pursue Clarkson, as well as Tasmania if the state is to secure the AFL's 19th licence.
Speaking on Channel Nine's Footy Classified on Monday evening, Wilson revealed that she believes the Giants are the current front-runners due to their present coaching vacancy.
"I believe that there are three clubs very much in the mix at the moment … GWS is obviously in the box seat because they're without a coach," she said.
"[The] Gold Coast door will soon be closed ... even though that was probably Alastair's club of choice."
With St Kilda's Brett Ratten and Essendon's Ben Rutten both on the coaching hot seat, it would be reasonable to assume North Melbourne - with pressure mounting on the incumbent, David Noble - might also put their hands up for 'Clarko', however, Wilson doesn't see it.
"Nor would North with their financial issues necessarily be able to afford Clarkson."
Furthermore, the last-placed Kangaroos don't really fit in with Clarkson's premiership timeline, with the 54-year-old recently stating his motivation to return to AFL coaching is "to win it (the flag)".
All that being said, there is still plenty to play out in the race for 'Clarko'.