Wales are already compiling their shortlist of candidates to replace Chris Coleman and former players Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs are in their thinking.
Giggs name has been quickly linked, given the former Manchester United legend – who had a spell as caretaker boss at Old Trafford – is eager to get into management.
Wales have appointed former players in the past, most notably they gave Mark Hughes his big chance.
Now both Giggs could get that chance with Wales, but Bellamy is someone who has long been on their mind as a successor to Coleman.
Bellamy has been working on his coaching badges, though the Welsh FA and he has since moved into a Player Development role with Cardiff.
Wales are set to take their time, but sources have told me that they believe Bellamy and Giggs to be the leading contenders.
Giggs is currently firm favourite for the role, and is already odds-on, ahead of the likes of Tony Pulis and Kenny Jackett.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Coleman’s shock exit has led Welsh punters to believe a national treasure will step in to save the day.”