ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Michael Voss midfield manager of the Power looks on during the round 21 AFL match between Port Adelaide Power and the Collingwood Magpies at Adelaide Oval on August 13, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Collingwood have begun conducting formal interviews for their vacant head coaching role with two key candidates getting their chance to pitch themselves this weekend.

Fox Footy's Tom Morris is reporting that Collingwood met with Port Adelaide assistant Michael Voss and Richmond assistant Adam Kingsley this weekend as they start the process of landing the next senior coach.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Michael Voss midfield manager of the Power and Nathan Bassett defence coach of the power walk onto the field during the round 21 AFL match between Port Adelaide Power and the Collingwood Magpies at Adelaide Oval on August 13, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Voss has been on the shortlists since his departure from Brisbane with the 3-time premiership captain very close to joining Carlton before David Teague was given the nod.

The former Brisbane head coach is very highly regarded at the Power with many crediting Voss with playing a key role in the fortunes of Port Adelaide of late.

Kingsley has been a key figure in the success of the Tigers after he moved across from St Kilda. He originally started at Port Adelaide after his retirement.

Kingsley has also missed out on jobs recently. He interviewed for the Gold Coast and Adelaide jobs but ultimately was unsuccessful in both of those pursuits.

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)

Morris is reporting that Richmond consider Kingsley to be a good chance to secure the role at Collingwood given his tactical nous and ability.

Don Pyke and Brad Scott and Adem Yze are all being considered by the Pies. Alistair Clarkson's name continues to be linked with Collingwood but he has repeatedly said he won't be leaving the Hawks before his contract ends at the end of 2022.

Mark Williams is a person of interest to Collingwood. What role they exactly want Williams to fill is unknown at this stage. Williams has been pivotal to the rise of Melbourne and played a major role in Richmond's success in recent years.