The People says Venkyâ€™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 â€˜super agentâ€™ Pini Zahavi and as Grant is his client he could get the nod over his rivals.
Souness could also be interested in a return â€“ despite his TV work â€“ if the offer was right and former Cardiff boss Jones has got some support