Holger Osieck, the sacked coach of the Australian football team, the Socceroos, is believed to be shortlisted for the vacant Sydney FC coaching role.
The A-League club have confirmed they're well advanced in their recruiting process to replace Frank Farin, who was shown the door last week following the Sky Blues' elimination final loss to Melbourne Victory.
Former Central Coast coach Graham Arnold is also a target for the club, while Sydney United Premier League mentor Mark Rudan is also believed to be of interest.
While Arnold is the short-priced favourite, bookmakers have Osieck, who is said to sill be living in Sydney, as second most likely to get the top job, followed by Rudan.
Sydney have not set a deadline for their search and are set to meet Arnold after he returns from holidays next week.