Harry Redknapp has been made the number one target to take over as Ukraine manager.
The Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) revealed in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that they would seek to begin talks with Redknapp to succeed Oleg Blokhin.
The 65-year-old has been out of work since leaving Tottenham in the summer. He has since turned down an approach from Russia, who subsequently appointed former England boss Fabio Capello.
According to the FFU statement Redknapp's name was agreed as its first choice - after Andriy Shevchenko turned down the role on Monday - following a recommendation from former Arsenal defender Oleg Luzhny.
"On Tuesday, during a meeting of the Football Federation of Ukraine, the chairman of national teams' committee and coaches' council Mikhail Fomenko reported on the situation surrounding the selection of candidates for the position of a head coach," the statement read.