Chris Coleman is the favourite to be named as Gary Speed's successor as Wales manager with the Daily Mail believing that he could take charge of the national side later this month.
The former Fulham boss has resigned as manager of Greek second division side Larissa and could soon be replacing his close friend as manager of Wales.
Coleman attempted to land the job 16 months ago after the resignation of John Toshack but was beaten to the role by Speed. However, the Welsh FA are still admirers of the former Coventry manager and have contacted him about the vacancy.
There had been suggestions that Mark Bowen would be a contender for the role but he has joined Mark Hughes at QPR, leaving the role open for Coleman.
The 41-year-old still has to sort out some contractual issues with the Greek side but he is hopeful that he will be able to take charge of Wales for the memorial match for Speed against Costa Rica next month.
Coleman represented Wales on 32 occasions during a ten year international career and will hope to continue the good work done by Speed who had begun to build an impressive young side.
It is yet to be seen if Raymond Verheijen will be offered a new deal after his previous contract expired, despite Speed's assistant getting plenty of backing from Craig Bellamy.