Aberdeen Grammar want Kevin Wyness to stay on at Rubislaw, despite sacking him as head coach.
The 49-year-old was told on Monday he was being relieved of his head coaching duties but, following a committee meeting yesterday, officials have decided they want to keep Wyness involved in some capacity.
But Grammar face competition. Aberdeenshire, whose coach Eric Strachan resigned in March due to family commitments, want Wyness to take charge at Woodside.
Grammar chairman Gordon Thomson hopes Wyness will agree to staying on board in some capa- city.
He said: “We have initiated a review of the club structure, both on and off the field, given the restructuring of club rugby being proposed by the SRU and due to a disappointing season in the Premiership and youth leagues.
“The club is retaining its coaching staff and has recruited additional coaching support staff for the 2014-15 season.
“Kevin Wyness, who has given many years of sterling service to the club, has been asked to engage in the rebuilding process and discussions are ongoing.
“It is hoped that a new club structure and coaching plan will be in place by June at the latest and that will enable the club to succeed at all levels.”
Northampton have rested their England contingent for tonight’s Amlin Challenge Cup quarter- final against Sale.
Centre Luther Burrell, lock Courtney Lawes and flanker Tom Wood have been omitted from the 23, while hooker Dylan Hartley has been ruled out with a shoulder injury. Wales wing George North has also been left out.
All five players started Northampton’s two matches immediately after the six nations champion- ship, including Saturday’s 22-16 Aviva Premiership defeat by Leicester.
Sale have also made wholesale changes as they concentrate their efforts on securing a place in the Premiership play-offs, among them a new half-back pairing of Nick Macleod and Will Cliff.
Danny Cipriani and Dwayne Peel have been left out of the 23 after starting Friday’s 12-11 victory over Bath.