West Ham have given attacking coach Teddy Sheringham permission to speak to League Two club Stevenage about their manager's job.
Ex-England striker Sheringham, 49, rejoined the Hammers 12 months ago.
Should be be appointed, it would be the former Tottenham and Manchester United forward's first managerial position.
Sheringham had a 25-year playing career, which began at Millwall before spells at Nottingham Forest and Spurs.
He spent four years at Manchester United, scoring an injury-time equaliser in their Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in 1999.
After returning to Tottenham, spells at Portsmouth, West Ham and Colchester followed before he retired aged 42 at the end of the 2007-08 season.
Sheringham, the oldest goalscorer and outfield player in Premier League history, won 51 England caps.