The Mirror says Mackay, 42, is currently embroiled in a legal battle against former club Cardiff and that ongoing case has meant putting any job offers on hold.
But his claim is now likely to be heard in late July and that may tempt Mackay to take a job sooner rather than later - even at the risk of costing him big money in compensation.
If Mackay waits until the summer then jobs may have gone and he is keen to get back in.
West Brom and Norwich have been linked with the ex-Cardiff boss.
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