Sky Sports understands former Aston Villa assistant boss Ian Culverhouse is a contender for the vacant manager's job at Leeds United.
The Sky Bet Championship club are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Dave Hockaday, and former Villa number two Culverhouse has applied for the position.
Culverhouse worked as assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Colchester, Norwich and Villa.
He is now actively looking to go into management in his own right.
The 49-year-old left Villa at the back end of last season after a two-year spell with the Premier League club.