Current Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is set to be announced as the new England boss.
The 61-year-old has long been linked with the role since previous coach Roy Hodgson stepped down following England’s embarrassing exit at the hands of Iceland.
The appointment is set to be confirmed following a meeting on Thursday, reports Sky Sports.
Sunderland, meanwhile, are aggrieved by the imminent loss of their manager and are reportedly odds on to hire David Moyes as a replacement.
Allardyce appears to have beaten Hull manager Steve Bruce to the post following reports the pairing had emerged as the main candidates for the job. Both are believed to have held meetings with the Football Association over the past week.
Allardyce came close to the Three Lions job a decade ago, but the post was then awarded to Steve McClaren.
‘It’s been three weeks since the hunt started and we’re making good progress, said FA chief executive Martin Glenn. ‘We’re clear about what we’re looking for and we’ve interviewed a handful of people.
‘We’re after the best man for the job and we’ve got to get that right. We’ve got to have covered all of the alternatives before we make our decision,’ he added.
Glenn insists all the candidates are would eager to commit to the side.
‘Everyone we have spoken to about the job has been massively enthusiastic. We don’t want a short-term solution for a couple of years, we want someone to work alongside the development teams in terms of giving them a ladder,’ he concluded.