TOUR manager Andy Irvine believes British and Irish Lions coaching legend Ian McGeechan is "an option" to take charge of the 2013 tour in Australia.
Lions bosses are set to reveal the head coach's identity next April or May.
Wales supremo Warren Gatland, Ireland chief Declan Kidney and Scotland's Andy Robinson are all likely to be in contention, with McGeechan also potentially featuring in the mix.
"Ian McGeechan has not ruled himself out entirely," Irvine said.
"He did indicate that 2009 would be his last tour, but he has said nothing definitive and he has to be an option."