The path to the Dundee United dugout has been cleared for Csaba Laszlo, with the former Hearts boss expected to be named the club’s new manager.
Laszlo has been a frontrunner to replace Ray McKinnon at Tannadice since it was revealed he was interviewed for the vacancy.
He has been in Hungary carrying out work commitments but his return to Scotland, where he has a home, should see the closure of the deal. Tomorrow now looks the likely day for the official announcement.
There was a significant twist in the saga yesterday when it was reported that former Hibs manager Alan Stubbs had been offered then turned down the job.
However, the word from inside Tannadice was that he had not been offered the job.
That now leaves the way open for Laszlo to be in place before Saturday’s home match against Championship leaders St Mirren.
Meanwhile, a report last night claimed the new gaffer will be offered a deal only until the end of the season, won’t have any new funds to buy players during the January transfer window and will have to work with the existing backroom staff.