HAWTHORN'S Lance Franklin has again refused to confirm expectations he's about to quit the AFL club, saying he'll make his intentions public in the next day or two.
Franklin, looking weary after a big night of celebrating with his premiership teammates, was flanked by TV cameras and reporters as he boarded the team bus after Sunday's family day at Glenferrie Oval
"Monday or Tuesday," he repeated several times to reporters, when questioned on whether he was set to join wooden spooners Greater Western Sydney on a big-money long-term deal, adding: "I'm with my boys baby."
Hawks president Andrew Newbold said the dual premiership forward and two-time Coleman Medallist didn't owe the club anything beyond what he had already given.
"He's been a great servant of the club and that's what we're grateful for," Newbold told AAP.
"He's been great for this footy club.
"It's his decision and we'll respect whatever he decides."
Dual premiership teammate Brad Sewell said he had no gut feel on Franklin's intentions.
"Certainly we want him. That's a decision for him," Sewell said.
Newbold also confirmed the Hawks' desire to extend the contract of dual premiership coach Alastair Clarkson, which has a year to run.
"We'll sit down and talk with him," he said.
"But I said out there today I think he's the best coach in the AFL, so clearly we're going to want to keep him."
More than 22,000 fans turned out at the club's former home ground to watch their triumphant team be presented on stage.
Clarkson told the fans how much the Hawks - who ground out an 11.11 (77) to 8.14 (62) win over Fremantle in front of more than 100,000 fans at the MCG on Saturday - had been desperate to atone for last year's upset loss to the Sydney Swans.
"It's amazing how suffering is a path to a win," the coach said.
Newbold said making consecutive Grand Finals was a great achievement in itself given the AFL's focus on equalisation.
"To make them and then win it is just really hard," he said.
"Because the AFL wants the premierships shared around, which is fair enough.
"Even in the '80s, there wasn't the drafting system there is now and the whole equalisation.
"It's a testament to the strength of the club."