Alastair Clarkson is creating instability at three AFL clubs, and for once it is not due to his coaching feats.
The four-time premiership coach is a free agent. His value is heightened, if that is even possible, because there is a race for his services.
Clarkson has told close friends in recent weeks he intends to use 2022 to study, spend time with family and travel if the Covid-19 situation improves.
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But his stance has not stopped clubs from daring to dream.
Having already been knocked back once, Collingwood has asked the question again of Clarkson. As of Tuesday morning, he had not given Paul Licuria an answer.
Craig McRae looms as the back up option, maybe with Justin Leppitsch as…