Hull City are in advanced talks with Nigel Adkins and could make an announcement on their new head coach in the next 24 hours, according to Sky sources.
Adkins has been out of work since leaving Sheffield United in May 2016 but is in discussions to take over at the KCOM Stadium after Leonid Slutsky was dismissed after six months in charge.
Adkins has previously managed Scunthorpe, Southampton and Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.
Slutsky won three Russian league titles with CSKA, and managed Russia at Euro 2016, but could only secure four league wins in his 20 Championship games in charge.
An injury-time goal earned them a 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday but that left Hull 20th in the standings, three points above the relegation zone.
The club confirmed Slutsky’s departure in a statement on Sunday night and revealed that head of club strategy Oleg Yarovinsky had also left his role as well.
Slutsky, who was the first Russian to manage an English Football League team, said: “I would like to really thank everyone associated with Hull City from the players and staff to the owner and especially the fans.