MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Brad Scott, Senior Coach of the Kangaroos addresses his players during the 2019 AFL round 03 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 07, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has spoken publicly for the first time since the news that he and the club have mutually agreed to part ways.

Reports emerged on Friday evening that Scott’s time at the club was up, which is said to have accelerated his dismissal.

Speaking ahead of what will likely be his final time leading the club against the Western Bulldogs, the 43-year old expressed the frustration felt by the playing group.

“My big task is to try and get the players’ heads back in the game,” Scott told 3AW.

“Life throws all sorts of difficulties in front of you, everyone is going to have tough times in life, I always say you can’t control those things, it’s how you respond to them.

“I was able to talk to the players before, I would’ve really liked the opportunity to do that earlier, but unfortunately that was the chance I got to speak to them.

“It’s fair to say they’re agitated. Again, I just keep stressing we’ve got a job to do.”

Scott said he was focused on the task ahead against the Bulldogs and that more would be revealed in tomorrow’s press conference when he will announce his official departure from the club.

“I’m working really hard like all professionals do to try and stay in the moment,” Scott said.

“There will be plenty of time for prognostications and reviews in time.

“It’s obviously a bit of a tumultuous time for us but I’ll expand more on that in the press conference tomorrow.”