MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 16: Leon Cameron, Senior Coach of the Giants addresses his players during the 2022 AFL Round 05 match between the Melbourne Demons and the GWS Giants at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 16, 2022 In Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Leon Cameron may be set to recommence his head coaching tenure after just a four-month hiatus, with the former Giants boss now linked with the vacant role at Essendon following Ben Rutten's sacking in August.

While Cameron has called the Harbour City home since joining forces with GWS ahead of their inaugural season in 2012, the bespectacled 50-year-old's term guiding the charcoal and orange side came to a close after a five-goal loss to the Blues in Round 9.

Despite being linked closely with the role of heading up Sydney's highly-publicised Acadamey as late as last week, reports from Tom Browne on Triple M radio claim a return to Victoria could instead be on the cards for Cameron.

"He (Leon Cameron) is very close to signing with Sydney as the head of their Academy for at least a year," Browne told listeners on Thursday afternoon.

"I do understand though, overnight, Leon Cameron is, behind the scenes, interested in the Essendon job and there is certainly an alignment there. He's close to Daniel Giansiracusa and he, arguably, might be very good for Essendon, given they want an experienced candidate."

Having lead the Giants into battle on 180 occasions, Cameron proved able to compile a 53.33 winning percentage across his eight seasons and change at the helm.

Inarguably the greatest achievement of the former Dog and Tiger's tenure came during 2019 when he capped the franchise's rise from the bottom with a grand final berth.

While Cameron's percussion was soundly marched from the MCG in the most recent decider to take place at the venue, in the eyes of Browne, the impassioned steward has many traits the Dons are currently seeking.

"Leon's tough and he's a good leader. So, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out over the coming weeks," Browne added.

"I do believe that Leon, whilst close to signing this Sydney deal, is, behind the scene, interested and I think the Bombers have reached out to Leon as part of the process."

Throughout his stay at Tom Wills Oval, Cameron coached GWS in 13 finals contests, finishing with a 7-6 record.

As the Bombers have not tasted any form of September success since 2004, this proven ability to bite, rather than bark, at the business end of the season is sure to hold Cameron in good stead.