Former Arsenal academy chief Liam Brady believes Giovanni Trapattoni could be on his way from the Republic of Ireland job.
"Trap is beaten with this salary stick all the time but it's relevant," Brady told Irish Independent. "If you're going to get a top manager, you've got to be able to pay him.
"I would see it as three candidates but would Chris Hughton leave the Premier League to come and manage Ireland? Mick McCarthy is at a great club in Ipswich and he is relishing the challenge of sorting them out.
"The other guy I'd like to see is Owen Coyle, who I think is a very good manager, a very experienced manager who the FAI maybe could consider if Giovanni goes. But I'm hoping Giovanni pulls the ace out of the pack."