Kane Cornes has tossed up a radical succession plan as an possibility for Collingwood following Nathan Buckley’s departure.

Port Adelaide nice Kane Cornes has tossed up a radical possibility amid Collingwood’s seek for a brand new head coach, following the departure of Nathan Buckley.

Magpies assistant Robert Harvey will take over as interim head coach after Buckley’s last recreation in cost, Collingwood’s Queen’s Birthday conflict with Melbourne subsequent Monday.

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And among the many contenders for the long-term place are Hawthorn mastercoach Alastair Clarkson, former St Kilda and Fremantle mentor Ross Lyon and Port Adelaide assistant Michael Voss.

However Cornes has advised the Magpies entertain the concept of a succession plan involving Mark Williams and Sam Mitchell. Williams guided Port Adelaide to the 2004 premiership and is now a Melbourne growth coach, whereas Mitchell began as a West Coast assistant and is now on the helm of Hawthorn’s VFL affiliate, Field Hill.

“I simply ponder whether Mark Williams is value ringing. Really, I do know that he is value ringing,” Cornes stated on SEN.

“I believe one thing distinctive however one thing a bit modern, perhaps a Williams-Mitchell mixture the place Mark Williams at his age coaches for 2 years at Collingwood, helps develop the younger group, they’re in a rebuilding section with loads of gamers coming by means of, they are going to go to the draft once more subsequent yr, we all know nobody within the nation is healthier with younger gamers than Mark Williams.

“To have him there on the helm for 2 years with Sam Mitchell beneath him and transition that method till Sam is prepared, I believe is a mixture that would completely work at Collingwood.

“Sure, it is somewhat bit totally different, it is one thing that they most likely would not have thought of earlier than, however I believe that is a partnership that would work at Collingwood.”

Clarkson is contracted to Hawthorn till the top of 2022 and Mitchell, a four-time premiership Hawk and five-time best-and-fairest winner, is the main contender to replace him.

Buckley was a Collingwood assistant beneath Mick Malthouse in 2010 and 2011, earlier than taking on the top job ahead of season 2012.

The previous Collingwood captain can also be arguably the Magpies’ greatest-ever participant, having received a Brownlow Medal, a North Smith Medal, six best-and-fairest gongs and 7 All Australian blazers throughout 260 AFL video games.

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