Former England Under-21 boss David Platt has confirmed his interest in the vacant Walsall job and said that he would not be deterred by the exacting financial climate at the club.
The 39-year-old has applied to become Paul Merson's successor at The Bescot Stadium, as the former England captain tries to find his way back into football management having not managed at club level since 2001 when his two-year stint at Nottingham Forest ended.
Platt has not been in the game since ending his time as Young Lions boss in 2004, but revealed his interest in reviving the fortunes of The Saddlers.
"There is a lot of potential at a club like Walsall," Platt said. "I would have no problems going to a team with financial difficulties, as long as everyone knew what direction we were heading."
Liverpool legends Ian Rush and John Aldridge have also been linked with Walsall, while former manager Chris Nicholl has also been strongly mentioned with the vacancy.
However, Stan Ternant has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to the Bescot. Ternant is currently out of the sport after leaving Gillingham last May.
* Nottingham Forest have confirmed that Ian McParland and Frank Barlow will stay in charge until a permanent replacement for Gary Megson is found.