North Melbourne are reportedly set to offer coach Brad Scott a two-year contract extension that will see him locked in as the coach of the Kangaroos until at least the end of the 2020 season.
According to Fox Sports‘ chief AFL journalist Jake Niall, the Roos are set to stick with Scott and extend his contract, with an announcement possibly coming before the end of the week.
Scott’s future has been a topic of conversation over the past few months, as speculation began mounting whether he would move to the Gold Coast following the sacking of Suns coach Rodney Eade a fortnight ago.
Several media outlets reported Gold Coast CEO Mark Evans would make a play for Scott, although sources close to Fox Sports believe Evans has not approached North Melbourne or Scott himself to fill their vacant coaching role.
Scott joined the Roos in 2010, and has a 50.84% winning record from his 179 games as coach.
He led the club to back-to-back preliminary finals in 2014 and 2015, but struggled this season, as the club finished in 15th spot with just six wins.
As well as Scott, North Melbourne will be hoping Richmond star Dustin Martin will also decide to sign with the club, as the Tiger is currently mulling over long-term, multi-million dollar deals from both North and Richmond.