Voss focusing on Power, not vacant Suns coaching job

Port Adelaide Coach Ken Hinkley (left) and assistant coach Michael Voss
Port Adelaide Coach Ken Hinkley (left) and assistant coach Michael Voss BEN MACMAHON

PORT Adelaide assistant coach Michael Voss says any interest in the vacant Gold Coast coaching job is irrelevant because he is fully focused and committed to the Power's finals campaign.

The Suns are coming to Adelaide to play Port in the final minor round game on Saturday night where a top-four spot could be on the line.

The former Brisbane coach said in June that he still had senior coaching ambitions but on Monday would not be drawn into questions as to whether he was keen on returning to Queensland to coach the Suns.

"My position hasn't changed (from) probably a month ago, it's irrelevant, and it's even more irrelevant right now," Voss said.

"We're at the pointy end of the season and all your energy goes into the team you've got and we're really pleased with the year we've had, we're not satisfied and still feel like there's a lot of work to be done.

"There's a great opportunity in front of us and that's where all the energy lies."

The Power is sweating on the Match Review Panel's verdict on defender Tom Jonas' collision with the Bulldogs' Luke Dahlhaus from Saturday but regardless of what happens, Voss said he would not need to speak with Jonas about his aggression.

"I wouldn't even think of having a conversation with him," Voss said.

"We want him to play hard and tough and he's played that way all year and been an absolute presence down back.

"It will be interesting, everyone has seen it and what I say won't change what the MRP end up going with.

"When you look at it from my end it's someone standing his ground but it's up to them to make that adjudication and we'll find out later.

"I think you're more concerned if there's a deviation with what Jona does, whether he steps off his line. He holds his line, he doesn't try to chase it, so I think it was pretty innocuous and hopefully that's how they judge it."

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