North's Clarkson takes time away from coaching
ALASTAIR CLARKSON ANNOUNCES HE IS TAKING TIME OFF FROM COACHING
* DOB: 27/4/68
* Played 134 AFL games 1987-97 with North Melbourne and Melbourne
* Coached Central District to the 2001 SANFL premiership
* Assistant coach at Port Adelaide for 2004 AFL premiership
* Coached Hawthorn 2005-21 for 390 games; 2008, 2013-15 premierships
* Hospitalised during 2014 season with Guillain-Barre syndrome
* Leaves Hawthorn a year early when their coaching succession plan falls through
* August 19, 2022: Clarkson appointed North Melbourne coach
* September 21: Clarkson named in bombshell racism allegations, dating back to his time at Hawthorn. His start at North is delayed. Clarkson, Chris Fagan and Jason Burt all strongly deny any wrongdoing.
* November 1: Clarkson finally starts as North coach
* February 1: Apologises after clashing with a reporter at North's Arden St headquarters
* May 11: Lashes out at Hawthorn over the racism saga, calling his old club's handling of the matter "shameful"
* May 18: Takes leave from North for his physical and emotional wellbeing as the inquiry into the Hawthorn allegations continues. Clarkson's long-time assistant Brett Ratten to be caretaker coach.