Geelong Cats to offer coach Chris Scott two-year extension

Geelong Cats to offer coach Chris Scott two-year extension
  1. Geelong Cats to offer coach Chris Scott two-year extension
    Geelong will offer Chris Scott a revised two-year contract extension after the premiership coach's management rejected the Cats' move to put a minimum payout clause into the new…

Geelong will offer Chris Scott a revised two-year contract extension after the premiership coach's management rejected the Cats' move to put a minimum payout clause into the new deal.

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Cats coach Chris Scott. Cats coach Chris Scott. Photo: Getty Images

It is understood Geelong bosses Brian Cook and Steve Hocking have reached an in-principle agreement with Scott's manager Craig Kelly, but that the two parties are still negotiating the fine print.

The details in question surround Scott's termination conditions after Geelong initially moved to put the coach's new deal in line with the club's recently implemented staff termination policy of three-to-six-month payout clauses.

The new offer has not yet been completed, but is expected to be put to the coach early next week after the Cats' season-opener against Fremantle. Both parties are expected to compromise on the termination clause, which initially would have seen the two-year agreement effectively reduced to a significantly shorter payout. The negotiations to extend the coach's contract began late last year after Scott had coached the Cats back into the top four. In six years as senior coach, he has missed the finals just once.

The 40-year-old is one of three coaches coming out of contract at the end of this season along…

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