Former West Coast coach John Worsfold has confirmed that he is interested in the vacant Essendon coaching position.

Worsfold said that coaching is what he really loves doing.

“It took getting back into footy for me to realise within myself, I know what I really love doing,” he told Channel 7.

“It feels like what I should be doing.

“So, to be a coach at Essendon I have to show them that I have the energy, the hunger, the ability to fulfil what they’re looking for,” he said.

“I’ve been given a brief of what I’m expected to present … I’ll be putting a fair bit of work into that.

“They don’t really know me yet. They might know of me but they really need to hear from me what I’m all about.”

Fox Footy’s AFL 360 Mark Robinson said on Wednesday night that the Bombers will most likely announce Worsfold as coach of the club next Tuesday.

Earlier, AFLCA CEO Mark Brayshaw backed Worsfold to pursue the Essendon job.

“John’s decision to explore the Bombers’ role comes after his three month stint at Adelaide, during which time he whetted his appetite for life as an AFL Coach,” AFLCA CEO Mark Brayshaw said.

“We wish him well as he meets with Essendon. If he decides to formally apply for the role, we would wholeheartedly endorse his application.

“John stepped aside from his role as Chairman of the AFLCA during his time at the Adelaide … he will continue to be removed from AFLCA business until the Essendon process runs its course.”