Robbie Neilson says he is planning talks with his former Dundee United No2 Lee McCulloch about taking on the same role at Hearts as soon as the ex-Scotland international returns from holiday.
McCulloch departed the Tannadice club last week and is expected to link up with the 40-year-old in Gorgie.
Daniel Stendel’s replacement has inherited coaches Andy Kirk, Liam Fox and goalkeeper coach Paul Gallacher but is also keen to bring McCulloch on board.
Neilson said: “I’ve got a few coaches in there so I’m going to have to assess things in the next few weeks.
“Obviously Lee left Dundee United just there and he’s away on holiday for a week, so I’ll have a chat with him when he comes back but other than that, I’ve got three good coaches in there and I’ll have a look at it in the coming weeks.”
Neilson, meanwhile, admits the players will be desperate to make amends to the supporters when the new season kicks off.
The fans turned on former boss Craig Levein, sacked last October, and the team last term during a disastrous campaign the saw the Tynecastle outfit win only four league matches from 30 games before football was halted on March 13.
Hearts are currently trying to reserve the decision to relegate them to the Championship on a points-per-game basis.
Regardless of what division they are playing in, Neilson admits the players want to repair their relationship with the supporters.
Speaking to BBC Sportsound, he added: “I think the players realise they have a lot of making up to do and that comes from working hard and winning football matches.
“That’s the expectation I have of them.
“I’m hearing guys that are looking for a fresh start and a fresh challenge and moving on to something new with the club.
“The stuff that has gone on the background has brought everyone together, the Foundation of Hearts have had over 1,500 new people putting money in each month, so it’s phenomenal backing.
“The players are coming off a difficult season but as soon as you win that first game, things escalate, you win the next game and the next game and everyone forgets about the bad times.”