MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Chris Scott, Senior Coach of the Cats looks on during the 2016 AFL Second Qualifying Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 09, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Cats set to re-sign Scott

Geelong CEO Brian Cook says the club is keen to secure coach Chris Scott on a new deal sooner rather than later.

The two-time Brisbane Lions premiership player, who is contracted until the end of next season, has been in charge of the Cats since 2011, when he took the club to a flag in his first season as coach, before reaching the preliminary final in 2013 and 2016.

“We’ll look to start negotiations pretty quickly,” Cook said on SEN Radio on Tuesday morning.

Cook said the club would have ideally preferred to begin negotiations with Scott earlier, however, were awaiting possible changes to the board.

“We didn’t get any further nominations apart from the current board which is fantastic and it means we can go about our long-term planning and work with some sort of confidence,” he said.

Scott has a coached Geelong in 142 games, winning 102 games, losing 39 and drawing one.