CRAIG Maskell and Steve Cordery could be in line for a dramatic return to Hampton & Richmond Borough.
The Chronicle understands the duo are a popular choice with the club board to replace Mark Harper, who resigned as manager last week.
Cordery (pictured) was Hampton manager a decade ago, leading the club to the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their history.
He also brought former Southampton and Reading striker Maskell to the club, where the frontman netted 66 goals in 141 games before lining up again with Cordery at Staines Town.
There, the duo, as manager and assistant, led Staines into Blue Square South, where they have outlasted Hampton, before both resigning at the end of last season.
Both have been spotted at recent Hampton games and were heard being talked about in glowing terms at Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Met Police.
Darren Powell and Paul Barry, who are in joint charge until the end of the season, led Hampton to a 3-1 win over Enfield in their first game last Thursday, and following Saturday’s loss, the Beavers were held 3-3 by Leiston on Tuesday night.