ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Darren Burgess of the Power looks on during the round 15 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on July 1, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Melbourne football manager Josh Mahoney claims the club is considering the appointment of Darren Burgess.

Burgess was a major influence behind the turnaround at Port Adelaide in the opening few years of Ken Hinkley's reign.

It has been reported that Burgess has left his Director of High Performance position at Arsenal, after occupying the role for two years.

According to the Daily Mail UK, his popularity diminished throughout the season with some figures even questioning his methods at training.

“We’ve taken this opportunity to take a look at our high-performance structure and we’ve made some changes in there for the second half of the year and put some people into some interim roles,” Mahoney told the club's website.

“We’ve got some good internal people, but we’re looking for people with experience and Darren’s experience in AFL land and overseas.

“He’s got some mutual friends within the club so there has been some discussion. But he’s still very much deciding what he wants to do.”

Burgess also worked for Liverpool Football Club for a number of years, as their head of fitness and conditioning.