East Perth coach Tony Micale is awaiting a formal offer from St Kilda before deciding whether to leave the Royals and return to the AFL.
The four-times WAFL premiership coach spent the weekend with the Saints as he considered an offer to join Scott Watters in a development role.
Micale expects to receive a formal offer to join St Kilda by the end of this week.
Meanwhile, Subiaco may extend their search for a new coach after initially deciding to choose between two candidates at their scheduled board meeting today.
The Lions are considering up to two more candidates who are unavailable for interviews until after State league grand finals this weekend.