Sheffield Wednesday owner Milan Mandaric is considering making an approach for Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane after the Owls sacked Dave Jones last week.
Keane has been included in Mandaric’s five-candidate shortlist but he insists that he will ask the FAI for permission to speak to the Corkman first.
Speaking to the Sunday Times newspaper, Mandaric said:
“If I am going to do anything with Roy I will have to call the federation(FAI) and see if I can get a chance to talk to him.
“You have to go through the channels for something like that. I will probably look into that.
“Roy took the job with Martin O’Neill so it would be difficult to move him out of there.
“I would like to look at him. He has a superb personality and won promotion with Sunderland.
“I am going to look at the situation."
Former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock had been expected to take up the reins at Hillsborough but the deal fell through last week after Wednesday fans said they would revolt if he was given the position at the struggling Championship club.