Former West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke, 51, has been linked with the managerial role at Leeds United.
An accomplished coach at assistant level, Clarke excelled in various roles from Newcastle United, to Chelsea, West Ham United and Liverpool. The Scotsman, himself capped international six times during his own playing days as a defender, is a revered coach due to his ability to organise a defence.
According to reports in Italy, his next venture could be at Elland Road.
Tuttosport wrote today: "[Leeds United have been] without a coach since last week, when [owner; Massimo] Cellino fired David Hockaday, who was adjudged to have been responsible for the team's poor start.
"The former president of Cagliari is considering several nominations, including that of Steve Clarke, a former assistant to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, judged by the local bookies favorite for the bench Elland Road."
Robbie Fowler and Italians such as Paolo di Canio and Roberto di Matteo have also been linked.