MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Kangaroos head coach Brad Scott, who coached his last match for the club yesterday against Western Bulldogs, speaks to the media during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL press conference at Arden Street Ground on May 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Former North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has reportedly accepted a position at the AFL, just months after parting ways with the Kangaroos.

Scott was linked to the vacant coaching positions at Carlton, St Kilda and then Fremantle, although decided to move into the AFL instead of back into coaching.

Gerard Whateley reported the news on SEN on Monday morning.

“Brad Scott has accepted a job at the AFL, shelving a future in coaching for the foreseeable future,” he told SEN’s Whateley.

“True to his word, he had no private guarantees or assurances in place when he departed North Melbourne after 10 years as senior coach.

“Inquiries first from Carlton, then St Kilda and then recently from Fremantle were met in the same way. Scott was undecided about a future in coaching and they should proceed without him.

“Now Scott has made his choice. He will join league headquarters in a broad role. Not only with Steve Hocking in the football department, but in the wider business.”

The move looks to have cemented Brett Ratten’s future as St Kilda coach, with Scott said to be one of Ratten’s major rivals for the Saints job.