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NORTH Melbourne will be in the market for a new football boss after agreeing to part ways with Cameron Joyce at season's end.

His departure follows that of former long-time coach Brad Scott, who stepped aside in late May after almost a decade at the helm. 

The decision came after "ongoing discussions" between Joyce and Kangaroos officials, and as an internal review into the club's operations continues to take place. 

He was one of four people charged with finding North's new coach, along with dual premiership defender Glenn Archer, club chairman Ben Buckley and chief executive Carl Dilena.

AFL.com.au understands Joyce will now instead serve as a consultant throughout the process rather than as an official panel member.

He progressed through a series of roles in his time at the Roos, including as a recruiter, list manager, football operations manager and, most recently, general manager of football. 

"After more than 21 years involved in AFL football, and 11 years at North Melbourne, the time is right for change," Joyce said in a statement.

"While this has been an incredibly difficult decision; it is the right one given the circumstances, and I am looking forward to the next challenge. 

"I wish the players, coaches and staff every success as the club forges a new path into the future."

Dilena praised Joyce's contribution to North Melbourne. 

"His leadership and work ethic has been exceptional," Dilena said. 

"Among other significant achievements, he helped build a list that took us to four finals campaigns, including two preliminary finals. 

"Since 2016, when he began as GM football, Cam has overseen significant growth in our football operations, taking our club from one team to four, with the inclusion of a standalone VFL team, AFLW and VFLW side."

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