Focus on Hinkley
THE future of Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley should become clearer today as Gold Coast continues to hover.
Despite Port’s demand on Friday that the Suns stop trying to poach Hinkley, the expansion club remains a crucial factor.
Channel 9’s Footy Show reported yesterday that Sydney assistant Stuart Dew, a candidate for the Suns job, postponed his interview with the club. He apparently wants to see what happens at Power but is also understood to remain a Gold Coast candidate.
Hinkley’s regular Monday interview on 5AA will attract plenty of interest.
He has not spoken at length publicly since his team’s elimination final loss to West Coast.
Hinkley, Port’s coach since 2013, has a year left on his contract and Power president David Koch said last week the club would soon have talks with him about extending it.
The speculation is that Gold Coast is prepared to offer Hinkley a five-year deal.