Barnsley have identified St Mirren boss Jack Ross as a candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom as manager.
The Paisley side have not received an approach yet, but Barnsley could seek permission to speak to Ross this week.
The 41-year-old has guided St Mirren to a 14-point lead at the top of the Scottish Championship.
Heckingbottom joined Leeds United as manager last week, with Barnsley sitting 22nd in the English Championship.
Ross spent a year at Hartlepool United during his playing career, which also took in spells at Clyde, Falkirk, St Mirren, Hamilton and Dunfermline.