FORMER North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has been appointed the AFL's competition evolution manager in a revamped football operations department ahead of the 2020 season.

After cutting ties with the Roos in May last year and sitting out of football for the remainder of the season, Scott will begin the newly created role from next week.

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Scott will assume much of the responsibility left by departing AFL coaching innovation and education manager David Rath, who has joined St Kilda full-time.

While assessing game trends with various stakeholders including players, coaches and analysts, Scott will also work closely with the Competition Committee.

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The former Roos coach previously served as one of two coaches on the Competition Committee – alongside Brisbane's Chris Fagan – from its inception in 2018 to last season.

Scott will also play a major role in decision-making around rules, regulations and growth of all AFL competitions.

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He will also continue Rath's work with the Level 4 Coaching program that aims to develop current AFL assistants into senior coaches.

Scott will sit under the freshly appointed head of competition Management Rob Auld – the brother of AFL general manager of clubs and broadcasting Travis.