The former Reading and West Bromwich Albion chief could join Celtic after a year out of work.
Sheffield United are said to have wanted the Southampton striker ahead of the January transfer window.
Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history as Ralph Hasenhuttl's Saints drew with Watford on Tuesday.
Saints ace Long, now holder of the quickest Premier League goal, joins another exclusive club featuring Niall Quinn, Robbie Keane and Damien Duff.
Southampton were the better side for much of their Premier League clash at Watford with Shane Long breaking a top flight record.
The Saints striker netted after 7.69 seconds against Watford.
Shane Long scored for Southampton against Liverpool last Friday.
The Saints forward has scored just three goals in the past two seasons.
The former Republic of Ireland manager is expected to be named Aitor Karanka's successor.
The Southampton striker has been woefully impotent on front of goal over the past couple of years.
The Liverpool skipper struggled in this afternoon's win it seems.
The Liverpool striker helped his side to all three points today.
Leeds United were undone away at Charlton Athletic today.
Adam Forshaw is fit for Leeds United's game today - and Noel Whelan claims that he'll start.
The Hoops ace had a mediocre game by his standards as the Parkhead side relinquished their 100 percent record this season.
The Spanish goalkeeper is being slammed by West Ham United fans.
Glasgow Rangers were rampant against their opponents at Ibrox today as Steven Gerrard steered his side to within a point off top spot in the table.
The Aston Villa-linked goalkeeper struggled on Friday night.
The Baggies loanee is quick becoming a fan favourite for the West Brom contingent as the Hawthorns side remains unbeaten in the Championship this season.
Fabio Cardoso spent a year at Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.