The Bombers are immediately searching for a replacement for sacked footy boss Dan Richardson.
Scott coached North Melbourne for 10 seasons before his departure mid-season last year, with the Dons believing his hard-nosed approach is what the club needs going forward.
Since his departure, Scott has been working with the AFL in Steve Hocking’s football operations team up until August.
Since then, Scott became the head of AFL Victoria in August as part of the league’s cost-cutting restructure.
Essendon send out a renewal notice for members on the same day Brad Scott rumours start.
If he signs at the club, surely anyone and everyone in a position above him need to go.
Does anyone know of a cheap Microwave?
— SportsThoughts (@Puntnow) October 29, 2020
This comes after Essendon made the first move in new president Paul Brasher’s thorough review, sacking football boss Dan Richardson.
Richardson came across from Richmond to Windy Hill at the end of the 2017 season, but since then the results have been dwindling, with the Bombers only playing Finals once since his arrival.
I recall 2-3 years ago, when I asked the club why isn’t there an external review when we have started the year so incredibly poorly, look completely unprepared, extremely unfit, and lots of soft tissue injuries.
They’re response was,“a review is being conducted by Dan Richardson”
— jono (@jonovdp) October 29, 2020
Essendon’s chief executive Xavier Campbell told the Herald Sun that the timing is right for the position to change hands.
“The football department requires an experienced leader to oversee the next critical stage of our football program’s growth and provide important support to Ben Rutten, who we have great confidence in as our senior coach.” he said.
Richardson said that since he’s been in tenure, the club is heading in the right direction.
“I believe the current coaches and football staff that have been brought into the club over the last three years puts this football program on the right path for future success.” He said.