Blackburn Rovers are reported to have requested permission from Manchester United to speak to their Under-21 coach Warren Joyce about the managerial vacancy at Ewood Park.
Blackburn are looking for a new boss after Paul Lambert activated a release clause in his contract to leave his post at the end of the season, which saw Rovers finish 15th in the Championship.
Their request to speak to Joyce is currently being considered by United, according to the Daily Telegraph, but the Red Devils are said to be reluctant to lose a coach that survived the recent Academy shuffle and is rated highly.
Neil Warnock, Keith Hill, Alan Stubbs and Gareth Ainsworth have also been linked with the Blackburn job.
United, meanwhile, are set to confirm the departure of Louis van Gaal at 1pm, with Jose Mourinho lined up as his replacement.