A month after parting methods with Brad Scott, AFL membership North Melbourne have formally made contact with Sydney coach John Longmire’s supervisor.
North Melbourne have confirmed their curiosity in John Longmire because the AFL membership begins the seek for a brand new senior coach.
Longmire’s supervisor Liam Pickering has revealed Kangaroos president Ben Buckley just lately made contact concerning the 2012 premiership coach, who’s contracted to Sydney till the tip of 2020.
“They simply sounded me out,” Pickering mentioned on SEN.
“I’ve had a name from North. I’m not likely that shocked that I’ve had a dialogue, I assumed it will come and I obtained a telephone name.
“I don’t know the place it would find yourself.”
The Kangaroos put in Rhyce Shaw as caretaker coach a month in the past following Brad Scott’s exit.
Longmire, who performed 200 video games for North, has loomed massive because the membership’s No.1 goal however Tuesday is the primary time there was public affirmation of their curiosity.
Hypothesis is rife the Swans coach will likely be supplied a contract price $1.5 million per season by the Kangaroos, which might doubtlessly immediate him to ask for an early launch.
Nevertheless, Sydney are set to supply a contract extension later this yr and Longmire is but to provide any indication he’s critically taking a look at leaving.
“We’re additionally having excellent chats with Sydney as effectively. We’re having good chats. All the pieces’s going effectively,” Pickering mentioned.
Swans chief govt Tom Harley and chairman Andrew Pridham have each publicly backed the incumbent as the correct man to jot down the membership’s subsequent chapter.
Longmire just lately travelled to Melbourne and caught up with Glenn Archer, who’s on the panel that may assist the Kangaroos discover their subsequent senior coach, and different 1999 premiership teammates.
“Nah, he didn’t,” Longmire mentioned final week, when requested if Archer informally raised the matter.
“I’m not commenting on that job as a result of, as I mentioned a few weeks in the past, I’ve obtained a job right here and that’s what I’m specializing in.”
The Swans gained a flag in Longmire’s second season in cost and haven’t missed the finals throughout his tenure, though that document is prone to finish quickly – barring a exceptional end to 2019.