The former England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has shown some interest in taking over the Black Caps.
Fletcher, who currently works in an advisory capacity with South Africa, has not held a full-time coaching position since parting ways with England after the team's ill-fated 2007 World Cup campaign.
Fletcher could join a list of contenders that includes John Wright, the former coach of India, and John Dyson, who has led Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Cricinfo says the salary could yet loom as a sticking point, with New Zealand Cricket unable to go close to matching the estimated 800 thousand dollar-a-year contract once paid to Fletcher by the ECB.
New Zealand Cricket is looking for a coach following the resignation of Andy Moles last month.