Hogg's decision to draw the curtain on his international career on Wednesday sparked fresh concerns about the void left by Warne's retirement early last year.
Veteran leggie Stuart MacGill, for so long Warne's understudy, continues to battle injury and Hogg's departure appears to leave Australia with few options ahead of testing scheduled tours of Pakistan, the West Indies and India this year.
However, speaking here on Thursday, Warne said although surprised by Hogg's decision he was not overly concerned about the search for a replacement.
Warne said MacGill was the obvious option, but called on the Australian selectors to cast the net wide if the New South Welshman was unable to prove his fitness.
"MacGill's the best option if he's fit," he said.
"But if he's not fit for the next tour, the Australian selectors might take three or four spin bowlers and try to get them all to work together."
Warne said Victorian leggie Bryce McGain, who turns 36 next month, has been the standout spinner in domestic cricket this year, but said he was just one of a number of promising slow bowlers.
"When anyone retires it gives an opportunity to different players, whether it's (Western Australia spinner) Aaron Heal, Bryce McGain. Xavier Doherty from Tasmania is bowling pretty well, and Nathan Hauritz for New South Wales," he said.
"There's a few options there for the selectors."
Warne said it was expecting too much to ask a rookie spinner to come in and win matches, adding that the selectors should be patient.
"We're not expecting to find two or three spinners who are going to take 500 Test wickets in the next couple of years," he said.
"It's quite a difficult ask," Warne said. "And I think the one thing with spinners is you've got to be patient with them."