The first AFL coaching change since Round 20, 2017 has finally happened, with Brad Scott stepping down as North Melbourne on Sunday.
After an unusually long period of no coaching changes, there’s every chance his sudden departure opens the floodgates on a raft of moves – especially given the Roos are rumoured to be on the hunt for an established replacement.
Who should be feeling the most heat on the hot seat?
Before the season, most people would’ve said Brendon Bolton or Alan Richardson – but should more people be on that list?
What about John Worsfold or Simon Goodwin? Both coaches have been at the helm of desperately disappointing teams all year. What about Don Pyke? John Longmire?
We got Roar AFL expert Marnie Cohen jumped into the discussion on our Game of Codes podcast to run over the list of all the coaches who should be nervous.
Listen to the debate:
Brad Scott started coaching North Melbourne in 2010, coaching 211 games for 106 wins and 105 losses. The highlight of his coaching career was easily taking the club to surprise back-to-back preliminary finals in 2014 and 2015.
But the Roos were unable to make the finals after their surprising list upheaval in 2016. With the club struggling through ten rounds after some offseason action, Scott said it was his time to go.