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Koch makes call on Hinkley’s Port Adelaide future

Ken Hinkley will coach Port Adelaide in 2023.

Port Adelaide president David Koch confirmed the club’s position on Thursday evening amidst plenty of speculation.

Hinkley is contracted for 2023 but is currently coaching his worst-ever season at Alberton. Port will miss finals this season after playing in a home preliminary final in 2022.

On Monday Koch put the football department on alert when saying: “turn it around or watch out”.

However, just days later, he’s now guaranteed Hinkley his position for next year.

“The club has maintained all year Ken Hinkley is contracted and will be our coach in 2023,” Koch told 7 News Adelaide.

Hinkley has coached 211 games for a win percentage of 58.77 per cent at Port Adelaide. Koch’s statement backs up Hinkley’s account earlier in the week when the Power coach said conversations behind the scenes he has assured him his job for next year.

Port Adelaide plays Essendon on Sunday evening in Round 22.

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