Speculation surrounding White House chief of staff Reince Priebus' future working for President Trump has ramped up after incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was hired last week, and the president reportedly wants "a general" to replace Priebus, according to a report.

Among those under consideration could be John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who is currently serving as secretary of Homeland Security, according to the New York Times.

Trump reportedly has zeroed in on Kelly as Priebus' replacement, but several advisers are warning against it, the New York Times reported.

Priebus' future at the White House has been shaky for months, and the press has frequently reported that the former chairman of the Republican National Committee would be ousted from his position.

But Scaramucci's hiring has fueled speculation that Priebus' days at the White House are numbered.

In a profanity-laced interview with the New Yorker, Scaramucci threatened to fire Priebus for leaking information to the media.

"Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he'll be asked to resign very shortly," Scaramucci told the New Yorker.

He also called Priebus a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac," and took aim at White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Scaramucci later defended himself on Twitter and said he sometimes uses "colorful language," and "made a mistake in trusting in a reporter."