Mark Bakewell has left his role as forwards coach at Leicester Tigers, BBC Radio Leicester reports.
Current boss Geordan Murphy didn’t move to deny the story, responding in a press conference that: “We don’t want to talk about anything regards to coaching.
“We have been linked with numerous coaches across the world and it is something that is probably unfair to go into,” Murphy added.
England forwards coach Steve Borthwick was already being lined up to join the backroom team at the Premiership club.
The 40-year-old is not expected to join until after the Six Nations, with Brett Deacon set to step up from his coaching role to temporarily replace Bakewell.
Bakewell, 55, was brought to Welford Road in February 2018 by then head coach Matt O’Connor.