All Whites manager Anthony Hudson is a target for American side Colorado Rapids, reports out of the USA suggest.
Hudson, 36, has been in charge of the All Whites since 2014, leading them to an intercontinental play-off against Peru next month for a spot in next year's Football World Cup in Russia.
However, Goal.com are reporting that Hudson is the preferred choice to take over at the helm of the Colorado-based Major League Soccer side, with the possibility of his appointment coming should New Zealand fail to qualify for Russia 2018.
"We know who we want, and I'm very happy to say that we're in the final stages," Rapids sporting director Padraig Smith told Goal.com.
"We wanted to be true to our commitment to make this a global search. So we went out to Europe, we went to South America, Oceania."
"We really conducted a very thorough search to make sure we got the right person."
Hudson is currently preparing for the All Whites' play-off with Peru, with the first leg at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on November 11, before the return leg in Lima on November 16.