Sky Sports understands Paul Ince is interested in filling the vacant managerial role at Leeds United and is being considered for the post by chairman Ken Bates.
The Whites are on the hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Simon Grayson on Wednesday.
Grayson was shown the door after seeing Leeds lose five of their last seven Championship games, with a run of three successive defeats over the Christmas period dumping them out of the top six.
Ince is reportedly a frontrunner to succeed him in the job and Bates is thought to be weighing up the ex-England international.
The 44-year-old has not managed since leaving Notts County in April last year after an ill-fated five months at the helm, with the Magpies losing a club record nine successive games under his tenure.
Ince has also spent two stints in charge at MK Dons, guiding the club to the League Two trophy and promotion in 2008, as well as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
The former Manchester United midfielder started his managerial career in charge of Macclesfield Town, while his two spells at the Dons came either side of a short and hapless stint at Blackburn, where he won just three games in 17.
He is the latest name to emerge in connection with the Leeds post, with Neil Warnock, Roberto Di Matteo and Steve Bruce also reportedly in the frame.
Other names to have been linked to the role are Leeds United legends Gordan Strachan, Lucas Radebe and Gary McAllister.
Youth team manager Neil Redfearn has been placed in temporary charge until a new manager is appointed.
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