Real Zaragoza have admitted they are keen to appoint Brighton boss Gus Poyet as their new coach.
Poyet, who only took charge of the Seagulls last month, made over 200 appearances for the Spanish side during a seven-year stay.
Zaragoza have tumbled into the relegation zone and are away to Real Madrid on Saturday in their final game before the winter break.
President Agapito Iglesias said: "We need to revive the team. Gustavo is an idol in Zaragoza