Alastair Clarkson will see out the rest of 2021 and the 2022 AFL season, before handing the reins to Sam Mitchell, the man he coached to four premierships.
Hawthorn said in a statement it was allowing Clarkson to see out his contract before implementing a “succession plan”.
Mitchell served as an assistant coach during West Coast’s 2018 premiership season and is currently head of development at Hawthorn and coaching the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL.
“I am looking forward to continuing my work in developing our young crop of players and coaching the Box Hill side over the next 18 months,” Mitchell said.
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