Former Italy boss Roberto Donadoni has applied for the Aston Villa managerial post, according to his UK representative.
The 46-year-old led Italy to the last-eight at Euro 2008 but has been unable to secure a job since leaving Napoli more than ten months ago.
Charles Collymore told skysports.com: "Roberto is a great student of the English game and he is very interested in the job at Aston Villa.
"He knows Villa are a top club with an ambitious owner and he feels he could be a success there.
"Roberto has worked at the highest level and he has always dreamed of coaching in England.
"Roberto has the experience and talent to help develop the best young English talent and also the knowledge to help find the best foreign talent available."
Kevin MacDonald has been in caretaker charge at Villa Park since Martin O'Neill surprisingly left the club last month.