Sven-Goran Eriksson has been tipped to take over at 1860 Munich by a director of the club, following the sacking of manager Reiner Maurer.
Maurer was relieved of his duties on Sunday following a poor run which saw the side take just four points from their last six games. Reserve team coach Alexander Schmidt has been appointed caretaker manager.
Eriksson was in attendance when the Bundesliga second division outfit lost 2-0 at home to Cologne on Friday as a guest of Hamada Iraki - a representative of majority shareholder Sheikh Hasan Adbullah Ismaik.
And 1860 director Robert Schaefer has suggested the former England boss, who is currently employed as technical director of Thai side BEC Tero Sasana, could be set to fill the vacancy.
"Eriksson is a good friend of Iraki, he was in Munich and used the opportunity to watch a game," he told Bild. "I wouldn't rule it out that he will be the 1860 coach in the future."
Eriksson was recently reported as having applied for the Hartlepool United job, however the club's chief executive Russ Green confirmed that they rejected his approach.
"Sven actually did apply," he said in the Sun. "What would we have got - a circus? Was he using it for another job? You just don't know and you have to evaluate everything."