The Pakistan daily-The News carried a report saying that Pybus had called up some senior Pakistani players seeking their permission to give their names as references in his CV while applying for the post.
Pybus, who is an Englishman but now settled in South Africa, had coached the South African provincial side Border.
It's worth recalling that Pybus was twice associated with the Pakistan team between 1999 and 2003 before his contract was terminated after Pakistan's early ouster from the last World Cup.
Pybus was appointed the Pakistan coach in 1999 and had a key role to play in Pakistan's runners-up finish to Australia in the 1999 World Cup. He was replaced by Javed Miandad in early 2000.
He was again called up to coach the men in green in 2002 and hence had the opportunity to take charge of the national side in two World Cups.