SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Giants head coach Leon Cameron and assistant coach Mark McVeigh talk during the round nine AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Carlton Blues at GIANTS Stadium on May 15, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

With North Melbourne having sewn up their next senior coach with the signing of Alastair Clarkson on a five-year deal, the GWS Giants are set to follow suit in the coming days, but not without a potential curveball.

After being courted by the Roos, Giants and even Bombers, Clarkson confirmed his allegiance to Arden Street on Friday, leaving GWS on the hunt for a new senior coach.

While North Melbourne have placed a sole focus on landing Clarkson, the Giants have cast their net far and wide throughout their process, with a bevy of assistant coaches linked to the position.

Demons assistant Adem Yze has emerged as one of several candidates for the job, along with Mark McVeigh, who has taken on interim coaching duties with the New South Wales side since Leon Cameron's departure in May.

Richmond assistant Adam Kingsley has also been touted as an option the Giants are considering, with 7 News now reporting that the race for the GWS job has potentially opened in recent days.

Reporter Tom Browne has suggested a confirmed appointment is likely to be made in the coming days.

"The Giants are about to announce their coaching search and the result of it in the next two or three days, probably by Tuesday," Browne said on Friday night.

"McVeigh, the incumbent coach, is making a late bid. Now Adem Yze remains favourite, but McVeigh is coming hard late I'm told today.

"The Giants are also doing a lot of late due diligence on Kinglsey, that's going to develop over the next few days."

Both Yze and Kingsley have built strong CVs with throughout their post-playing careers, having been involved in premiership successes as assistant coaches at Hawthorn and Melbourne, and Richmond respectively.

Both contenders will continue in their positions across the post-season, with Melbourne booking a top four spot ahead of September, while Richmond will make their return to finals in 2022.

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)

McVeigh had been given a dress rehearsal to coach out the remainder of the 2022 season following Cameron's departure, with the former Bomber having amassed a 4-8 win-loss record since taking the reins.

While results haven't swayed in favour of the caretaker coach, McVeigh has gained plaudits from the club's top brass for his hard-line stance on the playing group's poor efforts in recent weeks.

The 42-year-old can look to bolster his prospects on Saturday when the Giants face Fremantle to end their campaign.