MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: Bulldogs head coach Daniel Giansiracusa is seen during the round 13 VFL match between Port Melbourne and Footscray at Adcon Stadium on June 29, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

North Melbourne’s coaching search is reportedly down to three candidates.

According to The Age, Daniel Giansiracusa, David Noble and Robert Harvey are the three contenders in the running for the position.

Giansiracusa has emerged as a surprise candidate for the Kangaroos, who only recently joined Essendon as an assistant coach after six seasons at the Western Bulldogs.

The highly-rated 38-year old is the reigning AFL Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year.

Noble is Brisbane’s football manager, while Harvey is an assistant at the Magpies.

The report states that North Melbourne are hoping to announce their new senior coach within the next fortnight prior to the AFL draft.

The new coach is expected to announce two assistants to join their revamped panel featuring John Blakey, Gavin Brown, Leigh Adams and Brent Harvey.

Triple M’s Tom Browne reported this morning that the Kangaroos had enquired about Hawthorn super coach Alastair Clarkson, however, he is contracted until 2022.

West Coast’s Jaymie Graham and Port Adelaide’s Michael Voss both pulled out of the race for the North Melbourne job in the last week.