PAUL Roos has made the first appointment to his new coaching team at Melbourne, luring North Melbourne assistant and former Sydney Swans colleague Brett Allison to AAMI Park.

Allison worked as development coach at the Swans for nine years that largely coincided with Roos' 2002-10 coaching reign.

A North spokesman confirmed on Wednesday Allison was leaving to join Roos at Melbourne.

Roos joins the Demons

Allison joined North in 2010 and has worked predominantly with the Kangaroos' forwards in his time at Aegis Park.

Melbourne is expected to officially announce Allison's appointment shortly.

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