West Adelaide is closing in on a new senior coach, with the Bloods expected to make an appointment by the middle of October.
With applications now closed, West chief executive David Grenvold said he was pleased with the field of contenders which includes those with AFL and SANFL experience both locally and interstate.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Grenvold said the sub-committee formed to select the new mentor would include himself, Bloods president Lee Harradine, Football Director Graeme Barton and retired premiership captain Chris Schmidt.
Reserves coach Gavin Colville, who took the Bloods from fifth spot into this year’s Grand Final, is one of the confirmed applicants in the mix, with a final decision to be discussed at the club’s board meeting on Thursday October 12.
Grenvold said the new position was yet to be defined as full-time or part-time, with the winning applicant to discuss the terms upon appointment.
The Bloods will be replacing 2015 premiership coach Mark Mickan, after choosing not to renew his contract at the end of this season having finished tenth and ninth in the past two years.