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Two more years for Scott

Geelong coach Chris Scott. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

GEELONG coach Chris Scott is set to sign a two-year contract extension.

Scott has used his first media conference of the year to put to bed speculation about his future, with 2017 the final season of a three-year contract.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve been there since October,” he said.

“I had a few issues that held things up a little bit, and there’s always some fine print to work through, but as I’m I’ve been saying consistently, the club’s committed to me and I’m absolutely committed to them.

“As far as I’m concerned it’s done, so the actual signing of the paper’s is kind of irrelevant to the in-principle agreement.

“But that’s been the case for at least six months in my view.”

Entering his seventh season as coach of the Cats, Scott, who has coached the club on 142 occasions, will pass Malcolm Blight (145 matches) in Round 4 to become the third longest serving coach in club history behind only Reg Hickey (304 ) and Mark Thompson (260).

This deal will take him until at least the end of the 2019 season.

“I was going to say I don’t really want to talk about the detail but I’m kind of sick of putting it off,” Scott said.

“I’m committed for at least that timeframe, and longer, to be frank.”

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