SOME renowned world sevens coaches have tendered their application with the Fiji Rugby Union for the Fiji 7s coach's position which closes today.
FRU chief executive officer Manasa Baravilala confirmed "some coaches who have featured in the world sevens series" have applied for the post.
He also revealed receiving a application from the British Army 7s coach.
During a press conference yesterday, Baravilala said they have received 15 applications from interested local and overseas coaches since last week Friday with more expected today.
He said they were hoping to appoint the national sevens coach for the 2013/14 IRB series in two weeks time.
Interim Digicel Fiji 7s coach Alifereti Dere earlier told Times Sport he would not reapply after his two-year term at Rugby House finished last month.
Top sevens coaches Paul Treu of South Africa, Kenya's Mike Friday and England's Ben Ryan are out of work after tendering their resignation to their respective unions.
Former England 7s coach Ryan has indicated his interest to coach Fiji alongside former national assistant coach Etuate Waqa, who is the Tonga 7s coach.
However, Friday, who guided Kenya to fourth place finish in the Rugby World Cup 7s this year, has declared his interest to rejoin the England 7s team.
"Everyone knows how passionate an Englishman I am, and will know that I left the England job with a heavy heart in the first place," Friday told the Rugby Paper. "I would do anything to be involved again."
The 2013/14 7s series will kick-off with the Gold Coast 7s in australia on October 12 and 13.
There will be nine tournaments held this season with the series climax in England on May 10 and 11 next year.