The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said a new national coach will be appointed in May with both local and foreign candidates in line to get the job.
Pakistan are searching for a new head coach after Waqar Younis resigned after overseeing a disastrous World T20 in India where the Asian side only won one game.
The head of the PCB has refused to rule out a foreign coach taking over and said former fast bowler Wasim Akram is speaking to potential candidates at the Indian Premier League.
Khan said: "The new coach will be appointed by the first week of May and Wasim Akram is also in India for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to discuss with possible candidates."
The Pakistan team will need a coach in place before the side goes on tour to England in July where they will play four Tests, five ODIs and one T20I.