Paul Ince has held talks with Swindon Town boss Dennis Wise with a view to joining the League Two outfit in a coaching capacity.
Ince recently applied to be Glenn Hoddle's successor at Wolverhampton Wanderers but, despite making the shortlist of candidates, was overlooked because of a lack of managerial experience.
The former Manchester United and Liverpool midfielder, who spent four years at Wolves, wanted to stay as a coach but left Molineux without even speaking to new boss Mick McCarthy.
Ince, aged 38, could now join close friend Wise at the County Ground.
"We have spoken and he is a good friend of mine," confirmed Wise, despite denials from the County Ground before the weekend.
"We've had a chat about the situation and it's left with him really.
"I am sure there will be a few bigger clubs after him but it's a little thought we have had and we will see what happens now."
Jiri Jarosik believes he can weigh in with a significant goals tally this season and help Celtic retain the Bank of Scotland SPL title.
The former Birmingham City loan player marked his first competitive game for Gordon Strachan's side with a fine goal as the champions began the defence of their crown with a 4-1 victory over Kilmarnock at Parkhead.
The timing of Jarosik's runs into the box against the Ayrshire side suggests he will be a constant threat to SPL defences.
And with Stilian Petrov remaining a candidate to depart the Glasgow giants before the transfer deadline, Jarosik's forward-thinking contribution could be vital.
The new signing was partnered by the Bulgaria captain against Killie but it may well transpire that it is Jarosik and Neil Lennon - suspended for the season opener - in the heart of the Celtic midfield this season.
Indeed, the return of the Hoops' captain to his familiar holding role following his ban would release the Czech Republic midfielder to get forward on a more regular basis.
And with Shunsuke Nakamura established on the right of midfield, Jarosik is pleased to be centre stage for his new club.
"We have Nakamura on the right and he is a very good player so I think I will be playing in the middle," said the former Chelsea star.
"I got into the box with some space. A good cross came in and I managed to score my first goal.
"I think I can score a few goals from the centre. The more players who can score goals for the team the better.
"We will need to score a lot of goals to win the title because we know Rangers and Hearts will be strong."