Gary Kirsten will hold talks over the empty purpose of England head coach with ECB director of cricket Ashley Giles on Wednesday, Sky Sports News understands.
Kirsten is the leading candidate to substitute Trevor Bayliss, who stepped down as head coach after the Ashes series.
Sky Sports News understands that Giles is also meeting other hopefuls and the interview process is continuing.
The 51-year-old has experience of international training, having enjoyed spells in charge of India and South Africa before in his career.
Giles has stated his preference as head coach for an Englishman, with Chris Silverwood – the present bowling coach – regarded another front-runner due to his past title-winning experience at Essex.
Surreys Alec Stewart has also been connected with the role, as has Ireland coach Graham Ford and England coach Graham Thorpe.
Giles will hope to create a new head coach in time for Englands tour of New Zealand, which starts on November 1 with a T20 international in Christchurch.
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