The Los Angeles Galaxy refused to comment tonight on reports Ruud Gullit was set to become their new coach.
A report on Sky Sports suggested the former Chelsea and Newcastle boss would take over from Frank Yallop in March.
Yallop quit the Galaxy on Sunday to return to San Jose for a second stint in charge of the Earthquakes.
But Galaxy spokesman Patrick Donnelly declined to comment when contacted by PA Sport.
Galaxy president Alexi Lalas said on Monday that the club were looking to appoint a 'sexy type of candidate' to replace Yallop.
Gullit, who coined the phrase 'sexy football', appears to fit the bill and has jumped ahead of other candidates for the job that included Jurgen Klinsmann and Jose Mourinho.
Lalas said: 'There certainly is interest in a high-profile, sexy type of candidate - not simply because this is the Galaxy and this is Los Angeles, but because we are looking to bring in somebody who can do something different.'