Brett Ratten
Brett Ratten

Former Carlton head coach Brett Ratten has told Port Adelaide he is no longer interested in coaching the club in 2013.

Ratten was sacked by the Blues prior to their Round 23 match against St Kilda and was immediately linked to the vacant coaching position at Port Adelaide to replace Matthew Primus, who was dumped after the Power lost to GWS in Round 19.

But Ratten has told the Power he does not want to be involved in the recruitment process anymore, which has been confirmed by Port Adelaide CEO Keith Thomas.

"We respect Brett's decision,'' Thomas said on Thursday.

"We are comfortable with Brett's decision as we work through the field to find the best candidate.''

At the announcement of his departure from Carlton, Ratten maintained he considers coaching as a career and would not stop after being dumped by the Blues.

Having pulled out of the contest for Port Adelaide's main coaching job, there is speculation Ratten will instead pursue an assistant's role at another AFL club.

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