Swansea are hoping to appoint a new manager early next week, Sky sources understand.
They are still drawing up a shortlist to replace Garry Monk, who was sacked on Wednesday, with no announcement expected imminently on who will take over at the Liberty Stadium.
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has also come into the reckoning after being linked with the job in some of Friday's newspapers.
Swansea are 15th in the Premier League going into the weekend's fixtures, having failed to win in the league for six games and have won just won of their last 11 games since victory over Man Utd at the end of August.
Monk's coaching team of Pep Clotet, James Beattie and Kristian O'Leary left the Liberty Stadium on Thursday while Monk released a statement following his exit backing the players to turn things around and thanking the fans for their support.