Notts County are in talks with former Tottenham skills coach Ricardo Moniz about becoming their new manager, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.
The 50-year-old played for several teams in his native Netherlands and held numerous coaching positions before joining Spurs, where he worked under Martin Jol from 2005 to 2008.
Notts, who are 20th in League One, sacked manager Shaun Derry last week.
They are expected to comment on the managerial situation within 48 hours.
Notts are only clear of the relegation zone on goal difference from Crawley following Saturday's 1-1 home draw against fellow strugglers Scunthorpe United.
Moniz followed Jol to Hamburg in 2008 before going on to become the first manager to win the league and cup double in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg in 2011-12.
He also became boss at Ferencvaros and Lechia Gdansk, and was sacked from his last managerial job at Bundesliga 2 side 1860 Munich in September.