LUKE Hodge will return to Brisbane in 2020, with the retired great set to re-join the club where he finished his playing career as its new mentoring coach.
Hodge will take the role on a part-time basis from next season, having officially announced he was retiring from his storied playing career at the end of last season.
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The four-time premiership player will 'offer leadership advice, mentor the young and emerging players and assist with craft work' in his new position with the Lions.
It follows a hugely successful 346-game playing career with both Hawthorn and Brisbane, with his final 41 matches played in Lions colours over the past two seasons.
"My family and I have loved our time in Brisbane and are looking forward to staying here next year," Hodge told the club's website.
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"I'm excited about my role at the Lions and believe the club has really progressed over the past couple of seasons.
"I'm looking forward to seeing what's ahead."
Brisbane's Luke Hodge has announced his retirement, but he was incredible in his prime.— AFL (@AFL) September 14, 2019
Enjoy the very best of his time in the brown and gold. pic.twitter.com/ndi0HFPYX6