"I was at Warrington in the early 2000s when they were in a similar position to where Widnes are now," Clarke told
BBC Radio Merseyside.
"I was lucky enough to be with Warrington in those years in which they progressed. If we can do the same at Widnes, that would be great."
Clarke helped Warrington to two consecutive Challenge Cup successes in 2009 and 2010, a feat that the Wolves repeated this year, while they are also one of the favourites to clinch a Grand Final place in October.
Widnes finished bottom of Super League at the end of the regular season, the Vikings' first back in the top division since 2005.
But Denis Betts' side recovered from an awful start to register some impressive wins in the latter half of the campaign and give fans optimism for next season.
Clarke continued: "It was all about how you wanted to approach it [this season].
"You can sulk and get disheartened with getting beaten most weeks. I wanted to win some games and help the club and the team progress over the next few years.
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