Hearts head coach Valdas Ivanauskas appears ready to take up a new role taking in duties across Vladimir Romanov's football empire.
Ivanauskas has been away from Tynecastle in recent weeks
The Hearts owner also has a controlling interest in Lithuanian champions FBK Kaunas and MTZ Ripo of Belarus.
"What Valdas's role will be here, I'm sure Mr Romanov knows what it is," said assistant coach Steven Frail.
"But I expect it to be a role that he maybe takes in Hearts for a few weeks and then another club."
Ivanauskas, who has also coached FBK Kaunas, has been away from Tynecastle for three weeks and has been replaced on an interim basis by Anatoly Korobochka.
"Maybe Valdas will act as someone who then goes back to Mr Romanov with different things that he's maybe seen at each club and helps him out that way," added Frail.
"I don't know if it will stretch to players getting moved between clubs, I don't know what his job description will be on that."