Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohid Mohamed had submitted several names to fill the post.
"I can't reveal their names but they are all credible. I will shortlist the candidates after completion of the Youth Festival next week," he told reporters after accepting the post of Youth and Sports Minister from Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek who was appointed Communications and Multimedia Minister.
On the position of Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, Khairy said it was up to Shahidan to decide on the post of president of the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM).
"Usually, when appointed as ministers, we will resign all posts in associations. I leave it to him to refer the matter to the association constitution," he added.