Hawthorn great Jason Dunstall has criticised the Hawks’ decision to announce Sam Mitchell as Alastair Clarkson’s successor as coach and believes the situation has the potential to get very “messy”.
Dunstall, who won four premierships with Hawthorn, said he was “gobsmacked” when he heard the shock news on Tuesday.
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Hawthorn surprised the AFL world by announcing that Sam Mitchell will take over from Clarkson when his contract runs out at the end of 2022.
Dunstall, who was part of the administration that appointed Clarkson as coach in 2004, said he didn’t agree with the decision.