The People says Venky's have a list of potential emergency replacements for Steve Kean, including Avram Grant and former boss Graeme Souness along with Dave Jones.
If they look longer-term Mark Hughes may be approached.
The Rao brothers have even got a wild idea to talk to Carlo Ancelotti, but the former Chelsea chief is unlikely to be interested. And supremo Mrs Anuradha Desai wants to go for a more sensible target.
Mrs Desai is now close with 'super agent' Pini Zahavi and as Grant is his client he could get the nod over his rivals.
Souness could also be interested in a return - despite his TV work - if the offer was right and former Cardiff boss Jones has got some support