The SYDNEY coach, John Longmire, informed North Melbourne that he will sign a long-term extension to the Swans.
Pursued by Roos with a mega offer for next season, Longmire is close to the inking of a multi-year Swans contract in addition to its existing agreement for 2020.
AFL.com.au understands that Roos has been told of Longmire's intentions to remain in the Swans in the last few days.
North Melbourne president Ben Buckley had initially contacted Longmire's manager, Liam Pickering, to inquire about the possibility of attracting the Premiership of Roos to return to Arden Street.
Longmire, already hired in Sydney for 2020, was North Melbourne's main target after Brad Scott left the role in late May.
The Roos attempted to attract Longmire with a five-year deal worth about $ 7.5 million.
However, the Swans, through CEO Tom Harley and the head of football Charlie Gardiner, was in communication with Pickering for some time before.
It means that Roos will be forced to look elsewhere after he has also contacted the Premiership coaches and former Roos Adam Simpson and Alastair Clarkson.
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