Barnsley have made an approach for Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher, according to the Scottish club.
The former England captain, who turned 54 last week, has guided Inverness to second in the Scottish Premier League this season and they are the division's top-scorers.
Butcher is settled in the Scottish Highlands but is thought to be keen to prove he can be successful in England. He had short spells at Coventry and Sunderland in the early 1990s then lasted just 23 games, five of which were wins, at Brentford in 2007.
Barnsley seem to have turned their attention to Butcher after number one choice Sean O'Driscoll ruled himself out on Sunday. Director Don Rowing refused to comment on Butcher but said: "We have a new target who is currently emplyed by a club. We have approached the club and we're awaiting to hear if we can speak to the manager.
"We are hoping to have him in place this week."