Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cotterill is hoping Sean O'Driscoll can be persuaded to remain part of the coaching team at the City Ground.
The former Bournemouth and Doncaster boss joined the Reds' ranks in January, with Cotterill eager to bring his experience on board.
Forest ended the season in much better form than they started it, and O'Driscoll must share some of the credit for that.
The Reds are now hoping that he will agree to stay on for 2012/13 and snub the advances of League Two outfit Crawley, who are in the market for a successor to Steve Evans.
"There is strong interest from Crawley in Sean, he is just taking some time to think about things," Cotterill told the Nottingham Evening Post.
"I would like to be able to tell Sean about the direction we are going to take things here in the future but I am not able to do that at the moment. We do not know what we will have to work with at this time.
"But I think he has enjoyed his time at Forest and I would love to see him stay. Hopefully, he will be a part of things again next season.
"If he does make the decision to go and take a managerial role somewhere else, that is not going to influence our relationship. I have been friends with him for a long time and that will not change.
"I expect we will find out in the next few days."