Hampshire have asked former England head coach Duncan Fletcher to become a consultant at the Rose Bowl, the English county confirmed.
Hampshire want Fletcher, who led Glamorgan to the championship title in 1997, to review the structure of the club's cricket department and conduct an audit of coaching practices, while working with new team manager Giles White and academy director Tony Middleton.
Zimbabwean Fletcher, 60, led England from 1999 to 2007 and was in charge when Michael Vaughan's team won back the Ashes three years ago.
"I can confirm that we are in discussion with Duncan Fletcher regarding a consultancy and advisory role with Hampshire," the county's chairman Rod Bransgrove told www.rosebowlplc.com.
"The purpose of this role is to review the structure of our cricket department and to conduct an audit of our coaching methods and procedures throughout the entire player development process.
"In Giles White and Tony Middleton we have two excellent young coaches and managers of great potential and both are looking forward to the possibility of working with Duncan next season with a view to optimising our cricket management and development capabilities."