4-time Hawthorn premiership winning coach Alastair Clarkson believed to have parted ways with Hawks

Staff writersThe West Australian
Hawthorn Coach Alastair Clarkson looks on during the round 20 AFL match between Adelaide Crows and Hawthorn Hawks.
Camera IconHawthorn Coach Alastair Clarkson looks on during the round 20 AFL match between Adelaide Crows and Hawthorn Hawks. Credit: Jonathan DiMaggio/AFL Photos/via AFL Photos

Hawthorn premiership mastermind Alastair Clarkson’s time is up.

According to a bombshell report in The Age this morning, the four-time flag-winning coach has agreed to part ways earlier than first planned.

Clarkson was due to leave the Hawks at the end of next year as part of a succession plan with current assistant coach Sam Mitchell.

Clarkson was due to address the media in his weekly press conference today, but that has been postponed, further fuelling the speculation.

It’s a sad end for the most successful coach of the modern era, who rebuilt the Hawks from a struggling side to a powerhouse within a few years after arriving in 2005.

He won his first flag as coach in 2008 before a three-peat from 2013-15.

More to come.

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