Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble is in contention to succeed Phil Veivers as the next Salford City Reds coach, according to owner Marwan Koukash.
Noble, who was Veivers' boss during his time at Wigan Warriors from 2006-09, is looking to get back into coaching after being out of a job since leaving Crusaders RL in 2010.
Former Wigan centre Tony Iro, who is working for New Zealand in the build-up to the World Cup, will also be a contender, admitted Koukash, who has put head of youth Alan Hunte in temporary charge of the City Reds.
"It's a big decision appointing a new head coach," Koukash told the Manchester Evening News.
"I have to get it right and I will be going for someone who shares my vision for this club.
"We cannot afford to wait as a club to be successful - things have to happen now.
"We do not even have a shortlist as yet but Brian Noble will be considered for it along with Tony Iro.
"Alan Hunte will take charge of the team for the time being and I will be interested to see how things go for him. He, too, could become a strong contender."