Premier League club Watford reportedly spoke to former Athletic Bilbao boss Jose Angel Ziganda over their vacant managerial position.
It comes after the English side sacked boss Quique Sanchez Flores - who replaced fellow Spaniard Javi Gracia earlier this season - this weekend.
Sky Sports report that the club - based just to the north of London - spoke to Ziganda, who coached Athletic in the 2017/18 campaign, but are no longer in discussions.
Sanchez Flores has picked up just one win and seven points from his nine matches at the helm of the Hornets, who are rooted to the foot of the divisions.
The Spaniard was in charge of Watford for the 2015-16 campaign before leaving at the end of the season to take the helm at Espanyol, whom he coached for two seasons.
He then moved to Shanghai Shenhua before returning to Vicarage Road earlier this season, to replace Gracia.
Ziganda also coached Osasuna and Xerez in Spain, before spending six years at the helm of Bilbao Athletic - the reserve team of Athletic - and then a sole season in the hotseat at San Mames.