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‘That’s loopy’: Energy coach instructed his job’s ‘untenable’ as disagreement erupts

‘That’s loopy’: Energy coach instructed his job’s ‘untenable’ as disagreement erupts


Kane Cornes has rubbished a public declaration from his former Port Adelaide captain Warren Tredrea surrounding the way forward for embattled coach Ken Hinkley.

The veteran coach’s future slipped additional into uncertainty after the membership’s 31-point loss to the Crows in Saturday night time’s Showdown.

Tredrea on Monday put Hinkley’s job up for debate when he mentioned the 56-year-old’s place is “untenable” simply three rounds into the season.

Port Adelaide has been open about the place Hinkley sits along with his two-year contract extension expiring on the finish of the 2023 season.

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President David Koch mentioned earlier this yr, the membership wouldn’t be discussing Hinkley’s future till August.

That got here after a shock declare in February the membership already had a plan for assistant coach Josh Carr to take excessive job.

Tredrea has the drums beating louder after his outspoken feedback on Monday.

“There is a component of followers disconnect with their board and with their coach and I simply look the place Ken Hinkley sits, he has been there for 10 years, he’s contracted till the top of the yr and for me it appears to be like, albeit it Spherical 3, it simply appears to be like untenable the place they’ve Sydney in Sydney after which the Bulldogs at residence in Collect Spherical,” Tredrea mentioned.

He went on to say on the Massive Deal Podcast: “I’ve butted heads with him previously, and that’s nothing private, it’s simply efficiency.

“I get it’s early within the season however for me it’s you recognize what he (Hinkley) will not be going to be there in 2024.

“I can’t see it, if he does properly then I would be the first to say properly accomplished, however proper now it simply appears to be like untenable.”

Cornes responded on Monday night time by suggesting sacking Hinkley proper now was not the reply. The membership has began its season with one win from the primary three rounds.

Regardless of being premiership teammates, Cornes and Tredrea have on a number of events butted heads of their public commentary of the membership.

“He’s kicking with the breeze on this one. It’s a robust breeze,” Cornes mentioned of Tredrea on Channel 9’s Footy Categorized.

“That’s the frustration of the Port Adelaide supporters which he’s tapping into. There’s a frustration there for 3 or 4 years.

“I don’t suppose there’s a profit to sack your coach after two poor performances. What’s that going to attain? Who will you give the caretaker function to? He’s suggesting Josh Carr. Is he prepared to do it? Are you prepared to surrender the season two video games into it?”

Cornes mentioned Hinkley doubtless must information the staff to the grand remaining to be secure.

He mentioned locking up Carr now would additionally take away any alternative the membership needed to assess different teaching choices that might open up in coming months.

Matthew Lloyd mentioned on the TV present that it was “loopy” to consider sacking Hinkley now.

Bernie Vince, the previous Adelaide and Melbourne star, mentioned in February the writing was on the wall for Hinkley.

He (Hinkley) is preventing a dropping battle right here,” Bernie mentioned on the Rush Hour with Bernie, Blewey and Jars.

“I believe they’ve already received a plan for Josh Carr to take over. I believe that can occur.

“Mainly Kenny Hinkley must win the flag, or make a grand remaining (to get a brand new contract).

“That’s what I believe and I don’t suppose they’ll try this.”

The Energy have been lively within the low season after ending eleventh on the ladder in a very disappointing season final yr.

They added pleasure machine Junior Rioli whereas additionally luring gun teenager Jason Horne-Francis away from North Melbourne.

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