Power caretaker coach Matthew Primus says he's no certainty to win the Port Adelaide coaching job permanently despite his side achieving consecutive wins in only his third game in charge.
The Power produced an emotion-charged eight-point victory against the Hawks and backed up last week's impressive Showdown win with another rousing display.
Primus admitted wins will help his cause to secure the head coaching role next season but conceded his win-loss ratio is only a small part of the selection procedure.
"The opportunity to take was great and wins help," Primus said.
"There's going to be a huge process. The wins and losses I have over the next month will be a little bit of it but what kind of person you are and all of that stuff will stand for a lot more."
"It was definitely a good place to be around this week and it will be this week for our supporters and members, it's great for them."
The former captain acknowledged confidence was high since he took over from Mark Williams, but admitted he could ill-afford to relax and slacken off in his quest to be appointed senior coach for next season.
"I'm learning all the time," he said.
"I'm learning about preparation, about game day. Dean Laidley gives me plenty of advice and so does Jason Cripps and Adam Kingsley, as does Peter Rohde."
"The moment you start to relax and feel more confident something will come and bite you on the backside. So, we'll keep knuckling down and see if we can get another win next week."
Port and Primus' second consecutive win came after club legend and 2004 premiership winning captain Warren Tredrea completed a lap of honour pre-game after announcing his retirement on Tuesday.
Tredrea drew the curtain on a 255-game career with the Power while Josh Carr also farewelled AFL football after the win against the Crows. Also missing from the eight-point win against the Hawks was fellow premiership player Chad Cornes whose season is over after undergoing surgery on an injured finger and who was dropped in Primus' first game in charge.
In the wake of two premiership players departing and another whose future in limbo, the interim coach has obvious plans for the future which are very heavily focussed on grooming tomorrow's stars.
"The real pleasing thing was I think Brogs (Dean Brogan) is our only guy over 27," he said.
"(We had) five or six 18, 19, 20 year-olds. Some guys had been plucked from the two's or the SANFL so everyone played their role. Any kind of form in the SANFL, whether it's the two's or one's can get you in the team."
"We put it to our young players that if you keep producing you stay in the team and if you don't you're out."
"We've always thought are list was pretty good. There are reasons why you're on a losing streak and lose games you shouldn't. We think our list is real exciting, we think there's a real belief there
"With the compromised draft coming up we've been able to hold the majority of our players together and we think that's going to hold us in good stead."