Nicky Butt, Paul Tisdale and Lee Carsley are among those on the shortlist to become the next England U21 head coach.
Aidy Boothroyd left the role last month after England were knocked out of the group stages of the European Championships.
The FA is speaking to a number of candidates for the England U21 head coach job, with Butt, Tisdale and Carsley all in the frame to take over.
Butt left his role as Manchester United's head of first-team development in March, with the club saying he was ready to seek new challenges elsewhere.
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Former Bristol Rovers manager Paul Tisdale, who was sacked in February, spent the second half of the season in an advisory role at Colchester United, helping the League Two side avoid relegation.
Ex-Everton midfielder Carsley is currently in charge of England's U20 side, having previously coached Birmingham's U23s and Manchester City's U18s.
England's U21 side will next play against Kosovo in September.