Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier reportedly are each interested in coaching the New York Rangers.

Multiple media reports, including from the New York Post and Sportsnet, say the hockey icons have expressed interest in the job, which opened up when John Tortorella was fired Wednesday.

The Rangers have not had any comment.

Messier is a legend in New York, where he led the Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1994, ending a 54-year championship drought. He serves as a special adviser to general manager Glen Sather and has no NHL coaching experience.

Gretzky, who won the Stanley Cup four times with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980s playing with Messier and with Sather running the team, coached the Phoenix Coyotes from 2005-09, posting a 143-161-24 record and failing to make the playoffs. He has not officially been involved with the NHL since leaving the Coyotes.