Former Swansea boss Garry Monk is interested in the Aston Villa job, according to Press Association Sport.
The 37-year-old is looking to get back into management after leaving Swansea in December, and would not be fazed by the prospect of replacing Remi Garde despite the midlands club's likely relegation from the Barclays Premier League.
It is believed Monk would relish the chance to help Villa rebuild, having spent 11 years at Swansea and aided their long-term development after joining as a player when they were in League Two.
Villa are weighing up their next move as they search for their fourth manager in 13 months, with Eric Black in charge for Saturday's visit of Chelsea.
Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson and ex-Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes are also in the frame.
Villa are 12 points from safety with just seven games left and appear destined to drop out of the top flight for the first time since 1987.