Manchester United are considering an approach for Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
According to reports in German newspaper Bild - and carried by Sport - the Glazer family are losing confidence in Sir Alex Ferguson's hand-picked successor, David Moyes.
And should United fail to clinch a top four spot this term, they will attempt to persuade Klopp to leave Dortmund for Old Trafford this summer.
It's unclear why Klopp would decide to leave Dortmund - in all likelihood expected to feature in the Champions League next season - for United if they finish outside the top four in the Premier League.
He recently signed a contract extension with the German giants that keeps him at the club until 2018. But United reportedly hope to convince him to test himself in the Premier League.
United currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, 11 points off fourth-placed Liverpool in the race for a Champions League qualification spot.
In Moyes's first season in charge United have struggled for consistency, with eight losses already in the league.
And the report claims the Glazer family are beginning to question the original decision to appoint Moyes, a manager without strong experience of Champions League-level football.
Klopp took Dortmund to the final of the competition last year, and is widely regarded as one of the best young coaches in world football.