Tony Pulis is not among Swansea City’s preferred candidates to succeed sacked head coach Paul Clement.
Clement left on Wednesday with the Swans bottom of the Premier League.
Pulis had been the initial favourite with bookmakers but both he and ex-Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs are out of contention.
Swansea midfielder and coach Leon Britton will take temporary charge of the club for Saturday’s home match with Crystal Palace.
Welshman Pulis is renowned for keeping clubs in the top flight, having never been relegated from the Premier League during his managerial career.
Pulis is available after being sacked by West Bromwich Albion in November but BBC Sport Wales understands Swansea are exploring other options.
Despite Pulis’ obvious Premier League experience, the Swans are understood to favour a different candidate who has managed in the top flight.
Ronald Koeman, Louis van Gaal, Slaven Bilic and Aitor Karanka have been linked with the vacant post at the Liberty Stadium.
However, former Wales and Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs told Sky Sports on Thursday he was “not in contact” with Swansea.
Swansea spoke to potential successors before sacking former Bayern Munich and Real Madrid assistant manager Clement.
The Swans are still hopeful of appointing a new manager before Saturday’s home Premier League game against Crystal Palace – although Britton will be in caretaker charge for that match.
The 35-year-old will be assisted by youth coaches Cameron Toshack, Tony Roberts and Gary Richards.