MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 1: Jaymie Graham, Stand in Senior Coach of the Eagles looks on during the 2018 AFL round 02 match between the Western Bulldogs and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on April 1, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

West Coast assistant Jaymie Graham is understood to be departing the Eagles ahead of the 2022 season, per The West Australian's Ryan Daniels.

Graham, who had been in strong consideration for the vacant Collingwood senior coaching role, is believed to be "exploring his options" for the future.

Hawthorn assistant coach Craig McRae is set to be announced as the Magpies' next coach, edging out Graham, Tigers assistant Adam Kingsley and former Brisbane coach Michael Voss.

Graham first begun his coaching career with South Fremantle in their development sector, before being recruited to the Eagles.

The former West Coast player has been utilised as a defensive, forward and now senior assistant coach with the Eagles, emerging as Adam Simpson's right-hand man across their recent successful spree.

A Kalgoorlie product Graham had also been linked to the recently vacant North Melbourne coaching position following Rhyce Shaw's departure from the club, a role that is now held by David Noble.

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Graham has been highly-regarded as one of the more promising assistants in the competition, and is touted to eventually take the next step in becoming a senior coach.

The 38-year-old's reported departure from the Eagles is set to follow that of midfield coach Adrian Hickmott, who left West Coast last week.

Daniels' report suggests Port Adelaide assistant Jarrad Schofield is likely to join the Eagles for the 2022 season.