Kevin Walters looks set to be installed as the next Broncos coach with the club expected to offer him a contract this week.
NewsCorp, the club's majority owner, published two articles on Sunday night which pointed to Walters getting the nod over former Cowboys premiership winner Paul Green in the two-horse race to replace Anthony Seibold, who parted ways with the team late in the season.
The QRL board will release Walters from his Maroons contract if the Broncos insist he cannot do both jobs.
NRL.com reported on Friday that Walters was the frontrunner to get the Brisbane role and that the Broncos, given the club's perilous position after claiming their first wooden spoon in history, will require him to focus solely on his club duties if given the gig.
QRL chairman Bruce Hatcher made it clear the board would not stand in Walters’s way.
"I wouldn’t do that and I think we are unanimous on that," Hatcher told NRL.com. "I hope Kevin gets it."
Walters, who is also Queensland coach for November's State of Origin series, before his job interview on Thursday said he was ready to make the leap into the NRL coaching world.
"I am very comfortable. I have put a lot of work into myself over the last 15 years to be a coach. That's what I want to be," Walters said ahead of his interview.
"You are always learning. It is a different process this time around. I'll just get in and have a crack and be myself. I feel that is the best way to present myself."
The Broncos were contacted by NRL.com on Sunday night but a club spokesman said they would not be making any official comment on the process of appointing a coach.
In the post-match media conference after Melbourne Storm's loss to the Dragons on Sunday, Craig Bellamy was asked if he would be linking with Brisbane in 2022 as a coaching director.
"I responded the other day that I'm not going to be making any decision, and that I'm not going to be talking about it until after the finals," he said.
"But I can tell you right here and now I have agreed to nothing anywhere."
Former premiership-winning coach Phil Gould posted on social media on Sunday night that Walters had what it took to make a success of the Brisbane gig.
"Kevin Walters. Coaching has always been his ambition. Great player. Competitor. Real footballer. Passionate Bronco. If he instills these values in others he will succeed. He will enjoy groundswell of support from former team mates. He will give 100%. His players will come first," he posted on Twitter.