Prospective Manchester City owner, Thaksin Shinawatra, has admitted to holding preliminary talks with former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson about taking the vacant manager's job at Eastlands.
Shinawatra is poised to gain control of City and take over as chairman, leaving him to find a new manager before the new campaign gets underway, following Stuart Pearce's axing at the end of last season.
The former Thai prime minister told Sky Sports News: "I have advisors working on the new manager and they inform me from time to time - I leave this to my professionals.
"Sven-Goran Eriksson is one of the names that my advisor told me about. He has a very good reputation and he is a very capable coach.
"I've met him once - probably last week maybe.
"I had my advisor talk to him and just say hello and touch base. I didn't talk to him that long because my advisor did that interview.
"I am very new in the Premier League so I'll let the professionals decide.
"If they will give me all the analysis and tell me this is the one they prefer, I normally follow their recommendation."