Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou has revealed that Brendan Rodgers is a candidate for the vacant managerial post.
Avram Grant left Fratton Park last week after a turbulent off-field spell at the club, which has seen Portsmouth drop into the Championship after a nine-point penalty for entering administration.
Former Reading and Watford boss Rodgers has been spotted at the club in recent weeks and is a name in the frame.
Andronikou says there has been a lot of interest in the job, despite the unsecure position of Pompey.
"We've had half a dozen come forward so far," he told the Portsmouth News.
"Brendan Rodgers is a name that has been recommended to us by a third party. He is definitely in and around our thoughts.
"Steve Cotterill is another one of the names that seems to have interest in Portsmouth, we've also been told about him.
"But I can say (first-team coach) Paul Groves has not thrown his hat into the ring - and nor do I expect him to.
"Discussions have been had between Paul and a senior member of my team and he wants to stay on as a coach.
"Along with all our backroom staff such as Ian Woan, Dave Coles, Guy Whittingham, right the way to the kitman, he has been tremendous.
"But he wants to distance himself from the job, he does not want to be manager."
Goalkeeper David James has declared his interest in taking the managerial reins, but Andronikou believes it might be a bit too soon for the England international.
"I know David wants to go into management, but he has not really got the experience at the moment," he added.
"At his age he has two decisions; whether to go into coaching and managing or go into the media.
"Really he needs to learn his trade under somebody and needs to get his coaching badges, so I'm not sure whether this is quite the right time for him."