A rookie or an out-of-favour super-coach.
Those appear to be the options for the New Zealand Warriors as the search for the next first-grade coach at Mt Smart Stadium nears its finale.
Former Kiwis international David Kidwell has emerged as the front-runner for the job.
It is understood the Storm assistant coach has had two interviews with the Warriors, and is in a prime position to take the coach role that has been vacant since the club sacked Brian McClennan in mid-August.
However, the effective sacking of Tigers boss Tim Sheens yesterday also presents the Auckland club with a late opportunity to nab the man with four premierships on his CV.
The duo seem the likely options for the Warriors, with long-touted targets Justin Morgan and Stephen Kearney withdrawing from the race in the past 24 hours.