Former Leicester City and Hull City boss Peter Taylor has emerged as a contender for the manager's job at League Two Cambridge United, HITC Sport understands.
Cambridge are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Richard Money earlier this week after a poor run of form.
Cambridge have slipped down to 18th spot in League Two, winning just five games all season, despite spending big in the summer on 10 new signings.
Assistant manager Joe Dunne has been placed in temporary charge until a new boss is found, and Taylor is thought to figure prominently on the club's wanted list.
Taylor is currently out of work after leaving Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters at the end of last month and he is thought to be keen to get back into management as soon as possible.
The 62-year-old has a wealth of experience, having won promotion with four different clubs in his managerial career – Gillingham, Brighton, Hull City and Wycombe Wanderers.
The highly-regarded coach has previously been in charge of the likes of Leicester City, Hull City, England Under-21s and took charge of one game for the senior England side in 2000.