Highlanders are being linked with a former Dutch top-flight league coach who will take over from Mandla Mpofu.

Club chairman Kenneth Mhlophe was this week quoted in the media confirming that they have identified a new coach to take the team to the rest of the season.

Reports have now suggested that it is 48-year Netherlands national Hendrik Pieter de Jongh.

de Jongh, who was the assistant coach of Eredivisie side AZ for one season in 2009, is not new at Bosso after he was shortlisted for the job in 2015.

He has worked in Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda and most recently in Swaziland where he was the national team coach.

Highlanders, however, are still to confirm the appointment. But if the gaffer got the job indeed, he will be the second Dutch coach after Erol Akbay, to work at the Bulawayo giants in the last five years.