MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Brayden Maynard of the Magpies runs with the ball during the AFL Round match between Richmond v Collingwood at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 28, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Collingwood defender Brayden Maynard is set to hold off on re-signing with the Magpies until a final decision is made on the club's vacant coaching role.

According to SEN's Sam Edmund, Maynard won't shore up his future at the Holden Centre until Nathan Buckley's successor is named.

The 24-year-old is contracted to Collingwood until the end of the 2022 season, however has stalled contract talks with the club as he awaits to see who his new senior coach will be.

The decision comes as rival clubs begin to circle the Magpies' playing list amid belief there could be "blood in the water" at the club, according to Edmund.

Collingwood are reportedly facing further headaches to their salary cap situation this year, a scenario that saw several key names depart the nest during the 2020 trade period.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Brayden Maynard of the Magpies passes the ball during the AFL Second Qualifying Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

A reported 'hangover' from their prior list management structure could lead to a similar off-season for the Magpies.

“There’s still a hangover in relation to the salary cap. We’ve still got some issues we’re dealing with there, but they’re not insurmountable at all," Collingwood Collingwood football boss Graham Wright told SEN earlier this year.

14 players are currently unsigned for next season, while Will Hoskin-Elliott and Isaac Quaynor join Maynard among the list of Magpies off-contract next season.

Wright revealed last week that they hope to have their next senior coach locked in by mid-September, but remains uncertain on a timeframe.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30: Adam Kingsley, Midfield/Stoppages Coach of the Tigers addresses his players during the 2021 AFL Round 07 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 30, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

It is understood that Collingwood have held interviews with former Brisbane coach Michael Voss and Tigers assistant Adam Kingsley for the job vacancy.

Former AFL coaches Don Pyke, Brad Scott and Mark Williams have also been tied to the role.