‘You do realize it’s NOT Chris, do you?’: Essendon ‘ready to name Brad Scott as their next head coach’ with the former North Melbourne boss tasked with transforming the embattled Bombers… but the fans mock AFL club for hiring the WRONG Scott bro!
Essendon is reportedly nearing the end of his search for a new manager, with Brad Scott expected to be appointed imminently.
The Bombers have embarked on a lengthy process to find a replacement for Ben Rutten, who left the club at the end of the back-and-forth season after a disappointing campaign in charge.
Melbourne assistant Adam Yze has long been the favorite for the job, and Bombers legend James Hird is also a long shot at making a sensational return to the club.
However, the Herald Sun reports that Essendon has turned to former North Melbourne manager and current AFL chief of football operations Scott, who is expected to be announced later tonight.
Scott had a mixed record with the Kangaroos, leading the club to two preliminary finals during his nine-and-a-half-year spell, before parting ways in 2019 with one year remaining on his contract.
Since then, he has overseen sweeping changes to the rules of the game that have divided opinion among fans, particularly early in the season when the AFL clamped down on referee dissent.
And AFL fans have mocked the Bombers for what they see as a “horrible decision” with many joking that they’ve hired the wrong brother Scott, as Brad’s brother Chris just won a top job. minister with Geelong.
‘Awful decision. It’s like they want to finish in the bottom 4 for the next 3-4 years,” one fan posted on Twitter.
“Can I get a refund for my membership?” one Essendon fan wrote. ‘I’m out…’
‘You realize it’s Brad and not Chris, okay?’ another posted. “Knowing Essendon, they’ll think they hired Chris,” joked a fourth.
‘My God, Essendon killing him again. I love this.’