Yeovil Town boss Darren Way has emerged as a contender for the manager's job at League One strugglers Oldham Athletic, HITC Sport understands.
Oldham are searching for a new manager after Joh Sheridan left the club on Monday with the Latics rooted to the bottom of the table.
Oldham have won only one game this season and they have taken just four points from their opening nine League One games to leave them marooned at the basement.
First-team coach Richie Wellens has been put in temporary charge following Sheridan's departure, but the club are drawing up a list of targets to take over at Boundary Park.
Yeovil chief Way is understood to be among the contenders after impressing in his role at Huish Park.
The 37-year-old has been in charge of Yeovil since December 2015 after replacing Paul Sturrock.
Way guided the club to survival against all the odds with the club rooted to the bottom of the table when he took over and he was rewarded with a new three-year deal that summer.
Yeovil finished in 20th place in League Two last season and in the process accrued their highest points tally in the last four campaigns.
The Glovers are currently in 19th spot this season after taking nine points from their opening nine games and Way is highly-regarded within coaching circles after impressing at Yeovil on a shoe-string budget.