Chris Hughton has held positive talks with managerless Fulham and is keen on the Craven Cottage hot-seat.
The crisis-hit west London club have axed three bosses – Martin Jol, Rene Meulensteen and now Felix Magath – in the past year.
They were relegated from the Premier League and now prop up the Championship but Hughton believes he can turn around a side yet to win in eight League games.
The 55-year-old, sacked by Norwich late last season before they took the drop alongside Fulham, fancies the post and has held constructive talks about transforming the club where Kit Symons is in caretaker charge.
Former Newcastle manager Hughton took Birmingham to fourth in the Championship in 2011-2012 thaks to canny use of loans and Bosman signings amid a firesale of players.
He then quit for Norwich, where he guided the Canaries to their highest league finish since 1993 when they came 11th in 2012-2013.
Fulham chairman Shahid Khan and chief executive Alistair Mackintosh are weighing up who to appoint as Magath’s permanent successor with Gianfranco Zola, Tim Sherwood, Steve Clarke and Symons all in contention.