Cape Town - Former Proteas spinner Paul Adams has been heavily linked to the head coach position at the Knights in Bloemfontein.
Adams, who served as head coach at the Cape Cobras until the end of 2016, has still been involved at the Newlands-based franchise since then, though Ashwell Prince has been the man in charge.
At the time of his stepping down, numerous Cobras players had reportedly complained about Adams' coaching style.
But, according to a report on Netwerk24, the 42-year-old has expressed interest in the Knights job and is understood to be on the shortlist of those being considered.
Former Lions coach Geoff Toyana and current women's national coach Hilton Moreeng are also believed to have expressed interest in the role.
The Knights are currently under the joint-leadership of Alan Kruger and former skipper Werner Coetsee, who took over following the sudden departure of Nicky Boje. The pair will remain in charge until the end of the 2018/19 domestic season.
The Knights, currently bottom of the One-Day Cup log having lost four of their five matches with one 'no result', are next in action when they host the Lions on Saturday.