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.
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.
Only last month, new President David Barham declared the proud club is looking for an "experienced coach."
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.
Carlton assistant Ash Hansen was invited to take part in the Essendon coaching process, but declined. Hansen didn't feel the timing was right for him. Crossed to the Blues from the Dogs 12 months ago and will remain under Michael Voss at Ikon Park.
— Sam Edmund (@Sammy__Edmund) September 13, 2022