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Ken Hinkley will coach Port Adelaide in 2023 says David Koch, Power contract

Port Adelaide president David Koch has announced Ken Hinkley will extend his current contract and coach the club until 2023.

Although he is under contract with the club until next year and the opposition are question marks over Hinkley. AFL 360 Interview on Monday night, where he expects to be in Alberton next year.

Amid growing criticism of Hinckley’s coaching from fans, Koch said earlier this week that “everybody’s role” would be assessed at the end of the season, which saw the Force exit the finals after back-to-back preliminary finals.

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Speaking on 5AA radio on Monday, Koke admitted the club were “not afraid to make a change”. The “turn or beware” comment has led to speculation that a major change could be coming to the club’s football department.

But Coke confirmed 7 News Adelaide Hinckley will stay in Alberton on Thursday night.

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley with chairman David Koch.Source: Twitter

“Obviously, for all of us, this season has been a big disappointment… (and) as we always do, we will take a deep look at our football program at the end of the season,” Koch said. 7 News Adelaide.

But Kane Hinkley is under contract as the club have kept him year-round and will take over as manager in 2023.

“Kane led us to two consecutive preliminary finals before this season.

“Some will argue that we need to make changes based on our performances this season alone and Kane has never taken a team to a grand final.

But we make decisions based on the information in front of us.

“We believe Kane will give us the best opportunity to successfully return to form next season, bringing in new talent and better footballing departments.”

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Speaking on Fox Football AFL 360 On Thursday night, St Kilda champion Nick Rialt said it was a “huge backlash” from Koch that should never have happened.

“I like it from a visual perspective that it provides fodder for us all to talk about, but Ken Hinckley will go away at the weekend and say, ‘What did I put up with – and why?’ It must be thought,” said a passionate Riewoldt AFL 360.

“So Kochi said what he said after the CEO came out on Monday, everyone else at the club was on the same page – and five days later he came back on the statement? He could have said what he said tonight on Monday, but he chose not to – and by missing out, he put Ken Hinckley under ridiculous and unnecessary pressure this week. He was really poor.

“After all this time, I think Kane has a reasonable tolerance for it, but I was scratching my head.”

Hinkley is Port’s second longest-serving coach after Mark Williams, the club’s only AFL Premier League manager.

In 10 seasons, Hinckley has won 60.8 percent of his 212 games as a coach, leading the team to the finals in four seasons.

When asked directly AFL 360 Feeling confident as a coach after Kok commented “turn it up or be careful”, Hinkley replied: “No, no I won’t.”

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“David (Koch) himself has said he expects me to coach Port Adelaide in 2023, and so am I and that’s what I’m preparing for,” he said.

“I think I was given enough assurances during the season (that he will see the deal), but I didn’t need them to be fair.”

“We all find a finish line for everyone at some point.

But as I sit here tonight, I am convinced that it will not be until the end of 2022.

Despite outside pressure, Hinkley said the players remained “100 per cent” behind him for the 11th season and final year of his current contract in 2023.

“My players play for me every week. They play every week.

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