North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has confirmed his commitment to the Kangaroos, despite speculation linking him to rival clubs.
Reports have surfaced recently that Scott could be in line to replace Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, while some have also suggested he would be a good fit at the Gold Coast Suns, with current coach Rodney Eade thus far unable to propel his side toward the finals.
But Scott says he has not taken any notice of the rumours, insisting he is committed to the Kangaroos for the long term.
“The most important thing is I’m wanted by North Melbourne so, that’s where my commitment is and they’ve been great supporters of mine and we’re really focused on the job we’ve got to do,” Scott said on Thursday.
“It’s not annoying, I understand the landscape we’re in. The only thing that’s more popular amongst footy media and footy supporters than trade period and player movement is coach movement.
“So there’s a lot of speculation and excitement around that. So I understand the speculation and I’ll just let everyone else to speculate and I’ll concentrate on the job I’ve got to do.
“I’ve said on so many occasions that I’m fully committed to North Melbourne so while that’s where they want me to be, that’s where I’ll be.”
Scott, who is out of contract at the end of next season, has coached the Roos in 164 matches, winning 85 games and losing 79, with a winning percentage of 51.8.
It appears unlikely at this stage that either coach will hold onto to their jobs come season’s end.