Lee Clark is set to become Birmingham City manager after impressing in two interviews, reports claim.
Odds on the former Huddersfield Town boss taking over the St Andrew’s hotseat have plummeted in the last 24 hours, and he is expected to take over from Chris Hughton.
Blues are currently beset with a long list of financial problems – not least a transfer embargo – but the 39-year-old is expected to be named as the next manager shortly.
He previously managed Huddersfield for the second longest domestic unbeaten run in English football history – 43 games – and was later somewhat surprisingly sacked.
Other names had been linked to the Blues role, including former Hull City boss Phil Brown, ex-Sunderland boss Roy Keane and Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, but it appears that Clark has emerged victorious.
Reports in the national media claim the deal will be done this week after Clark underwent two rounds of interviews and impressed City chief Peter Pannu sufficiently to encourage the club to make him an offer.