Sunderland are expected to hold discussions with potential candidates for its vacant manager's job during the international break.
The Black Cats' interim boss Robbie Stockdale has hinted that a new head coach could be in place at the Stadium of Light within the next fortnight.
"We have an international break to go into now, I'm sure the club will be having discussions," the Sunderland Echo quotes the caretaker manager as saying.
Stockdale, whose first game in charge was Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough, has refused to rule himself out of the running for the position.
"Listen, it is a conversation to have with the football club," he told reporters when quizzed on whether he wants the job on a permanent basis.