A replacement host for Eddie McGuire on The Footy Show could be announced as early as Tuesday.
Four Channel 9 presenters - including former footy stars Garry Lyon and Dermott Brereton - declared their interest in the top job on AFL's highest-rating entertainment show.
McGuire was appointed Nine Network chief executive on Thursday.
The new host is down to Lyon, Brereton, former cricketer James Brayshaw and long-time spirts presenter Tony Jones.
All four have declared they would be interested in the position, but varying levels of committment were forthcoming.
Brayshaw, 38, said he was keen to take on the role.
Lyon, who hosts the Footy Show's sister program on Sundays, played down the contest when quizzed.
Brereton, who has previously hosted on Channel 7, put his hand up for the job, but said Brayshaw had the inside running.
After 20 years with the network, Jones is hoping loyalty may play a part and said he would jump at the opportunity.
Jones has a number of positions with 9, but none as demanding or full-time as hosting a hit as popular and heavily scrutinised as The Footy Show.
He tipped Lyon for the role.
A new host for McGuire's other on-air roles are also to be named.
There are two taped episodes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to be screened with McGuire as host.