The deal in front of Longmire is a five-year contract worth around $1.2 million a season, which would make him one of the highest paid coaches in the league if he was to accept.
Longmire – who played 200 games for North Melbourne between 1988-1999 and won a premiership in his final year at the club – spoke to AFL360 about his future on Monday night, and once again didn’t categorically rule out a move to Arden Street.
“I’m not commenting on my contract, the club and I don’t comment on contracts, I don’t comment on playing contracts, I’m not commenting on coaching contracts,” Longmire said.
“That’s on the assumption that they have (made an offer).
“I’ve been mindful of concentrating on my job at hand and that’s my job … to coach the club to the best of my ability and that’s what I’m doing.”
Longmire was then asked where he would be coaching next season, and while he managed to eventually answer with Sydney, he did have quite an unfortunate slip of the tongue.
“We’ll have to wait and see,” Longmire said.
“I’m absolutely contracted to the North … to the Sydney Swans Football club, I have been there for 18 years, my commitment to this football club is very strong.
“I’m absolutely doing the best job of my ability and that’s all I’ve got to say on it.
“I’ve had contracts for 18 years almost, I’m not sure there’s been too many (coaches) at any football club that’s been at the one club for 18 years and my level of commitment speaks for itself I’d suggest.”
— David Carlino (@davmich19) July 1, 2019