Richmond assistant coach Adam Kingsley has shot into consideration for Collingwood's top job as the club's race to find a coach heats up.
Since Nathan Buckley's departure in June, Collingwood's football department has been developing a shortlist of candidates to take over the role.
Mitch Cleary has reported to AFL.com.au that Kingsley is now amongst the names left on that shortlist.
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The 45-year-old has had a history of success; a member of Port Adelaide's inaugural premiership side in 2004.
After calling time on his career two years later, Kingsley spent four more years coaching at Alberton before beginning an eight-year stint at St Kilda in 2011.
Kingsley went on to be an assistant coach at Richmond, winning back-to-back flags in his first two seasons.
A graduate of the AFL's four level coaching program, Kingsley was considered for Adelaide's senior coaching role in 2019 but withdrew to focus on upskilling himself under Damien Hardwick.
Last month, Collingwood announced that a five-person panel was in charge of finding the club a senior coach.
A member of that panel, Pies football director Paul Licuria, initially told an online fan forum the shortlist of coaches had as many as 92 names.
That number has since been cut drastically, with names like Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell dropping out of the race.
Among the names left on the list, former senior coaches Don Pyke, Michael Voss and Brad Scott all loom as high profile candidates for the position.
Embed from Getty ImagesTwo weeks ago, Pyke revealed he was currently weighing up entering the race for the position.
Meanwhile, Scott is reportedly 'open to a conversation' after Collingwood reached out to gauge his interest in returning to senior coaching.