West Coast appear certain to offer coach John Worsfold another two years at the helm.
Both Worsfold and club chairman Alan Cransberg said yesterday that early talks had not progressed to the length of the contract, but Worsfold would prefer two seasons.
Early indications from the club are that it is likely to be granted.
Cransberg said the club was "very relaxed" about a new deal.
"I would like to talk to the club about that but my last two contracts have been two years so I have got a bit of a liking for two-year contracts," Worsfold said.
He also indicated that veterans Andrew Embley and Adam Selwood could be given a farewell game in the round-23 clash with Adelaide at Patersons Stadium.
Embley, who has played 249 games, may play his 250th match that day and is now expected to follow teammates Mark Nicoski and Selwood into retirement.
Worsfold said he was "leaning" towards Embley playing next week.
"To have one more game at Patersons Stadium in front of the people who have watched him over the last 14 years would be good. I think he warrants that sort of respect," Worsfold said.
Worsfold said Selwood could "possibly" join Embley in the team.
"Adam's form has been really good," he said.
"He has been held out of the side for the last week or two weeks because of the opportunity to give younger players a game."
Embley had recently indicated he was keen to continue next year but Worsfold said: "Six weeks is a long time for 32-year-olds. You hit the wall.
"I talk to him regularly about how he is tracking and how he is feeling and it is not a fait accompli.
"There is a lot that has to happen in terms of determining what your list is going to look like the following year.
"But I know that Andrew was wavering a little bit."
Worsfold expected on-baller Daniel Kerr to continue.
"All of our discussions have been about getting him right to play on," Worsfold said.Midfielder Luke Shuey has been ruled out of Friday night's MCG clash with Collingwood after hamstring twinges during the game against Geelong and at training on Monday.