Andy Murray is set to add Jonas Bjorkman to his coaching staff on an initial trial period. The former world number four was among the candidates to replace Murray's former coach, Ivan Lendl when their partnership ended in 2014 but the British number one opted for Amelie Mauresmo.

Should he impress on a week-long trial period that will reportedly take place in April, the Swede will come in as Murray's second coach to work alongside Mauresmo, following the departure of the long-serving Dani Vallverdu who left in November 2014.

Bjorkman, 42, won nine grand slam doubles titles as a player, including three successive Wimbledon crowns from 2002 to 2004 before retiring in 2008. Mauresmo works with Murray 25 weeks a year and recently joined up with the 27-year-old for the first time since his Australian Open final loss to Novak Djokovic in January.

Since then, Murray has competed in competitions in Rotterdam and Dubai as well as Britain's Davis Cup campaign.

Speaking earlier in March, he stressed the importance of finding a coach to work with when Mauresmo is not around. "After the Aussie Open, I spent the next three or four weeks with no coach and I feel that's something I need to get sorted," Murray said.

"I feel like there are some things I need to continue to work on all the time. When I don't have someone there with me it's a little bit harder to do that. For me, it's better to have someone around, so I'll try to make sure I do that for the clay-court season. That's high on my list of priorities."