MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Chris Scott, Senior Coach of the Cats looks on during the 2016 AFL Second Qualifying Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 09, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Geelong coach Chris Scott will be signing a contact extension “sooner rather than later” according to CEO Brian Cook.

The 2011 Premiership coach is coming into the final year of his contract his season, Cook said Scott has the complete backing of the board.

“We’re talking with his manager, Craig Kelly, on a regular basis,” Cook said on Thursday.

“We will finalise a contract at some stage – hopefully sooner rather than later.”

“It’s been discussed at board level. It’s been discussed at executive level, and there’s complete support for Chris and extending the contract.”

The Cats have only missed finals once since Scott took the reigns, his career win-loss record sits at 102-39 for a 72.18% winning percentage. Cook said his performance warrants an extension.

“Over his six years he’s averaged 17 wins per year, he won a premiership in ’11 when we lost a first good players, including Gary Ablett, and he’s transitioned a list where there’s only 10 players left from when he first came,” Cook said.

“It’s a pretty good record.”