Outgoing Collies coach Scott Logan declared he isn't motivated by leaving a legacy at the club in Sunday's Illawarra Coal League grand final.
After the Wollongong club announced that former Wests, South Sydney and St George Illawarra player Reece Simmonds will take over as coach next year, Logan is considering his options.
His focus, however, is on leading the Dogs to the title after already claiming the minor premiership and advancing directly to the decider with victory over Sunday's opponents, Helensburgh.
Logan said he is not fuelled by the desire to finish as coach with the trophy in his hands.
"Not really, it's not about me at all," he said.
"I've said to the guys, making the grand final is a good achievement and it signifies how hard you've worked throughout the year.
"We've worked hard over the last three years to get the club to where they are for Sunday.
"At the end of the day, I'm at the mercy of the squad and how well they play.
"I can prepare them as best I can, but if they don't turn up with the right attitude and want to win for each other, it doesn't matter what I say."
Wests dealt with a number of internal issues after the announcement of Dragons, Roosters and Melbourne Storm prop Jason Ryles as coach next year.
The fallout saw Simmonds sign with Collegians for next year and Logan is believed to be considering a move to the the Red Devils as a result.
A grand final that would have produced plenty of feeling between Collies and Wests was denied when Helensburgh produced a powerful 25-4 victory to make it through to Sunday.
In a lengthy career at the elite level, Logan made his debut for the Roosters in 1996, before joining UK Super League clubs Hull and Wigan, then returning to the NRL with South Sydney and then Canberra.
He represented Scotland at the 2000 and 2008 World Cups.
Born in Wollongong, Logan is hopeful his experience will help Collegians prevail on Sunday.
"I've played enough finals when I was younger, I don't think it's a week where we need to get too carried away," he said.
"As long as we concentrate on doing the things that we do well and lift the intensity a little bit."
His rival on Sunday, Ben Haran, the Helensburgh coach chasing the Tigers' first premiership in 20 years, also has experience at the top level as part of the St George Illawarra high performance unit.
While Haran said his time at the Dragons has benefited his career, coaching Helensburgh is matter of passion for him.
"[The Dragons have] been great for me," he said.
"But coaching Helensburgh is something I want to do from a personal point of view, because I grew up in Helensburgh, I played all my footy for Helensburgh, it's where I live.
"It's part of me putting back into footy a bit too."