Manager Steve Cotterill hopes to persuade Sean O'Driscoll to remain at Nottingham Forest as part of his coaching staff.
Former Bournemouth and Doncaster boss O'Driscoll, who arrived at the City Ground in January, is in the running to replace Steve Evans at the helm at Crawley.
Cotterill told the Nottingham Post: "There is strong interest from Crawley in Sean, he is just taking some time to think about things.
"I would like to be able to tell Sean about the direction we are going to take things here in the future but I am not able to do that at the moment. We do not know what we will have to work with at this time.
"But I think he has enjoyed his time at Forest and I would love to see him stay. Hopefully, he will be a part of things again next season.
"If he does make the decision to go and take a managerial role somewhere else, that is not going to influence our relationship. I have been friends with him for a long time and that will not change. I expect we will find out in the next few days."