Netherlands women's manager Sarina Wiegman is the Football Association's preferred choice to succeed Phil Neville as England's head coach, reports BBC Sport.
The FA is in negotiations with the former Netherlands midfielder, whose team won the 2017 European Championship and reached the 2019 World Cup final.
England-born ex-USA manager Jill Ellis, who has won the past two World Cups, is also thought to be in the running.
Wiegman, 50, has a contract with the Dutch FA until 2021.
One of the negotiating points is whether Wiegman would be appointed before the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and therefore manage the Great Britain team.
The Games in Japan are due to take place from 23 July to 8 August.
Neville's contract is set to run until July 2021, meaning he could take charge of Team GB should Wiegman prefer to remain with the Netherlands for that tournament.
The FA hopes the situation can be resolved this week or next.