Hardwick, who left the Tigers at the end of May, has been he has been linked with the vacant coaching job at the Suns, following the sacking of Stuart Dew.
“It’s a bad look to leave Richmond after you’ve sold your options, say you’re pissed off, and then two weeks later… say you’re ready to go,” Cornes said on Nine. Footy Classified Monday night.
But Hardwick isn’t the only one on the Suns’ radar that has issues, with presenter Craig Hutchison tipping Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley as a potential long-term contract replacement.
“They’ve gone through (Guy) McKenna, (Rodney) Eade, (Stuart) Dew. They’ve got to do something, Sun,” Hutchison said on Monday night.
“The wildcard is Ken Hinkley at the Suns.”
Leading AFL reporter Caroline Wilson revealed Hardwick was the only option for the Gold Coast, which had not reached the finals since joining the league in 2011.
“Honestly, Hardwick’s resume is better with three administrations,” Wilson said.
“And Damien Hardwick and Ken Hinkley live in Port Adelaide.”
The 13th-placed Suns face the Giants on Sunday in a must-win game to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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