Windass scored the goal that took Hull City into the Premier League in 2008
Veteran striker Dean Windass could take on a player-coach role at Port Vale, reports BBC Radio Stoke.
Windass is a free agent, having been released by Hull in the close season.
"He's interested, but the travelling that's involved might rule him out. But we won't close the door on that," said Port Vale manager Micky Adams.
The 40-year-old recently declared his interest in the assistant manager's position at Darlington and is keen to embark on a career in management.
But the Quakers are unable to make any announcements regarding managerial appointments or sign any new players because they are still in administration.
Adams has been told that finances will be tight at Vale Park this season, and the new Vale boss sees the introduction of a player-coach as a way of using his budget more effectively.
Windass has played for nine different Football League clubs during an 18-year playing career, after starting in non-league football with North Ferriby United.
The veteran striker scored the goal that took his hometown club Hull City into the Premier League for the first time in their history in May 2008, netting a 20-yard volley in the 1-0 Championship play-off final victory against Bristol City at Wembley.
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