Blackburn Rovers managing director Derek Shaw says Alan Shearer is under consideration for the manager's job.
The former Rovers and Newcastle United striker has put his hand up for the post.
Shaw said: "I'm sure it would (be a popular appointment), but even more than getting fans excited we need a good manager who'll get us to the Premier League and keep us in the Premier League.
"Obviously someone with Alan's football record, he'll be on the list that we have a good look at.
"I wouldn't confirm anything at this moment in time. There's a number of names being put forward for our job, those names have been forwarded on to the owners with comments.
"We're possibly getting a little bit nearer the interviewing stage but there's no one ruled in and no one ruled out at the moment, so I can't really comment any further."