Stoke City are searching for replacements for two key coaching positions.
The club needs a new Academy director after Terry Robinson's move to Leicester City.
The Sentinel says Stoke are not necessarily looking for an ex-player to fill a role which concentrates heavily on communication, administration and organisation.
The hunt is also continuing for a new under-21's coach following the end-of-season departure of Dave Kevan.
The club's top brass will meet on Monday to decide the precise profile they prefer for arguably the two most important positions in the Academy.