Alex Neil will be confirmed as the new Preston North End manager within the next 24 hours, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News HQ reported on Monday that he had been interviewed for the job, along with a number of other candidates.
Now Preston have decided the former Norwich manager is their chosen candidate, and a formal announcement could come soon.
Neil left Scottish Premiership side Hamilton to take over as Norwich boss in January 2015 and guided the Canaries to the Premier League that season via the Championship play-off final after they beat Middlesbrough 2-0 at Wembley.
However, they were relegated after just one season and the Scot was sacked as Norwich manager in March with the Carrow Road side nine points off the play-off places.
Simon Grayson left his role as Preston boss to take over at Sunderland last week.