St Kilda assistant coach Brendon Lade is the latest candidate to put himself in contention for the Essendon coaching job.

According to 7News' AFL Reporter Mitch Cleary, Lade will sit down with the Bombers to discuss the position with General Manager of Football Josh Mahoney as part of the club's appointment process.

Mahoney and Lade have a connection as the pair were teammates during  Port Adelaide's successful premiership campaign in 2004.

The former Power ruckman has plenty of coaching experience having been an assistant at Richmond from 2010 to 2016, an assistant with Port Adelaide for two seasons, and currently Saints assistant for the last four seasons.

Other candidates for the position include Melbourne assistant Coach Adem Yze, former Adelaide Coach Dom Pyke, former Bomber Dean Solomon, and club legend James Hird.

Essendon has been searching for its newest Coach since the departure of Ben Rutten after a tumultuous season in which the club finished 15th.

Only last month, new President David Barham declared the proud club is looking for an "experienced coach."

However, the process has seen high-coaching profile figures including Alastair Clarkson, Ross Lyon, and more recently Leon Cameron, turn down the opportunity.

Carlton assistant Ashley Hanson will not vie for the spot, with SEN's Sam Edmund tweeting on Wednesday that the ex-Eagle declined his invitation to take part in the interviewing process.

Clarkson accepted an offer to Coach North Melbourne whom he played 134 games for from 1987 to 1997, while Cameron is joining the Sydney Swans Academy as Coaching Director.