Four-time premiership coach Alastair Clarkson is far from the 'angry coach' some think he is, says gun second-year Hawk James Worpel.
Clarkson has been involved in a number of verbal skirmishes across his 15-year reign at the Hawks, tangling with reporters, umpires and opposition players, and famously punching a hole in the wall of his coaching box during a win over Collingwood in 2012.
But speaking ahead of Hawthorn's round 17 clash with Fremantle in Launceston, Worpel painted the 51-year-old father-of-three in a different light.
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"He has a pretty harsh reputation as being 'the angry coach' but Clarko's been super and he's totally different to how some might see him on the field," Worpel said.
"He's really caring, really family-orientated and I'm super happy I can play under one of the best coaches that's ever going to coach the game, so I'm stoked."
Saturday's clash begins at 2.10pm at UTAS Stadium.
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