Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten has expressed interest in the England role as long as it does not involve coaching the white-ball teams too.
Current England coach Chris Silverwood is in the firing line after England lost the first three Tests of the Ashes series in Australia.
Kirsten, who took South Africa and India to the top of the Test rankings, told i News that reviving England’s Test fortunes would be “a lovely project”.
“I’ve walked this journey twice now [when England recruited new coaches in 2015 and 2019] and I’ve always made it clear that I would never commit to doing all formats,” he said.
“And when international cricket boards get their head around the fact that they need to split coaching roles, then it becomes a consideration.
“Listen, the England ODI side is set up, you’re the best ODI side in the world at the moment,” Kirsten added. “It’s a project that has been well thought out, you’ve got consistency in the players that have been picked.
“Your Test side has battled for a while but it would be a really lovely project to get that going.”