Coach John Worsfold is out of contract at the end of next season and is expected to hand over the head coaching job to Rutten.
This is why the Bombers are set to announce their intentions to put an end of the talks of Rutten leaving the club.
Rutten joined the Bombers this year after plying his trade at Richmond for a few years, where he played a key role in their breakthrough premiership in 2017.
He was the Bombers’ team defence and key position coach in 2019 and will shoulder more responsibilities next season before becoming to head coach the year after.
Rutten will become Essendon’s fourth permanent coach in eight years when he begins in 2021.
The defender played 229 games for Adelaide before retiring in 2014.