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Eagles coach search heats up as candidates interviewed

Peter Sumich looks on during a Fremantle Dockers training session at Fremantle Oval. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Peter Sumich is one of the leaders in the hunt to replace John Worsfold

THE NEXT West Coast coach could be named as early as Wednesday.

The club's search for a replacement to John Worsfold intensified on Monday, with at least two of the leading candidates interviewed.

Scott Burns, Adam Simpson, Peter Sumich and Leigh Tudor are understood to be the four men in frame for the coveted role.

Simpson and Sumich are believed to have been interviewed on Monday, after their respective involvement in Saturday's Grand Final.

Reports out of Perth say a decision on who will coach the Eagles could be made as early as Wednesday, with Sumich the frontrunner.

Sumich spent ten years as an assistant to outgoing coach John Worsfold and two with Fremantle under Ross Lyon.

Simpson, part of the team that helped Alastair Clarkson guide Hawthorn to its 11th premiership on Saturday, is highly rated and in the frame for the position under Paul Roos at Melbourne, which would eventually see him take over as the Demons' senior coach.