Essendon are set to interview former North Melbourne coach Brad Scott on Thursday as they continue their search for a senior coach, per reports from The Age.

Scott reportedly agonised over the career-decision but decided that he has the desire to return to AFL coaching after a three-year hiatus.

Although the role at the Bombers would be at the expense of his current job as the AFL operations boss, he has the league's blessing. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 4: Brad Scott, Senior Coach of the Kangaroos looks on during the North Melbourne Kangaroos training session at Arden St on December 4, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The Tullamarine club appear to have narrowed the search for a replacement for Ben Rutten down to three; Brad Scott, James Hird, and Adam Yze.

Brad Scott firms as the favourite for the position due to his experience and success as a senior coach, according to Triple M's Tom Browne.

"I believe, this is a prediction that Brad Scott will be announced as the Bombers coach by the end of the week," Browne told Triple M.

"He has to meet with them in the coming days … As soon as tomorrow, Brad will ramp up talks with the Bombers.

"Given his 211 games experience as senior coach, his 106-105 record – better than 50 per cent, I think it’s attractive for the Bombers.

"It’s my view that he will be announced as the Bombers coach by the end of the week."