COACH Dale Perry's football future remains unclear a day out from leading the Latrobe Demons into their fourth consecutive NTFL grand final.
Perry said he would wait until after the grand final before deciding where football would take him next year.
The Demons have won the 2010 and 2011 premierships under Perry and last year went down to Wynyard in a thrilling grand final.
Perry hasn't discounted coaching again or even a move into football administration.
He is a life member of the Devonport Football Club and said he was disillusioned with what was happening to his old club, indicating that he could be involved in some way.
On the immediate horizon for the 52-year-old is working out a plan on how to beat Wynyard tomorrow and maintain Latrobe's unbeaten record for 2013.
Latrobe can join Ulverstone (1993) and Burnie (2003), which have been the only other clubs to win the flag in an unbeaten season.
"I haven't used it as motivation at all, I've just asked the players to remain level-headed and go along with what we've been doing all year," he said.
Although Latrobe comfortably beat Wynyard by 31 points in the second semi-final a fortnight ago, Perry is aware of the quality that the reigning premier will bring.
"They have a very strong forward line and they have plenty of depth within their club," he said.
"We'll have to tick a lot of boxes to get the job done."
Latrobe made just one change, omitting the unlucky Nick Von Schill to the reserves in favour of Zac Weeks, who has been selected on the interchange bench.
Wynyard pulled something of a selection surprise when reserves player Aaron Sims was promoted for his first senior game.
Sims was Wynyard's best player during the under 19 finals series last year but has been hamstrung by injury for most of this season.
The Cats also promoted Mitch Englund to cover the loss of injured captain Daniel Franks, while James Allen has been eased to the under 19s.
Englund has been named in the back pocket and will share the defensive duties with his 21-year- old twin brother Jordan.
The Cats are coached by former Victorian Tom Robinson, who is after his first senior premiership tomorrow.
Before coming to Tasmania he played in two losing grand finals with Tullamarine in the Essendon Football League.
He arrived in Tasmania to play with his brother-in-law Dale Osborne at Smithton in 2011 and switched to the Cats last year.
Unfortunately he injured his knee and has been sidelined since.
He acted as Wynyard's midfield coach last year before replacing Shannon Bakes in the top job in 2013.
Robinson put the Cats through their full paces last night when the players were able to use their home ground.
Robinson said no decision had been made on whether he would coach Wynyard again next year but he admired what the players had been able to achieve.
"There were a lot of people who had written us off considering we had lost so many players from last year, but it is a credit to them to have all three grades playing on grand final day," he said.