Chris Coleman is set to be unveiled as the new manager of Wales following the tragic death of Gary Speed, several British media outlets reported on Wednesday.
Coleman, a former team-mate of Speed's in the Welsh national side, is expected to be confirmed as the next Wales manager at a press conference on Thursday, reports said.
Former Fulham manager Coleman said earlier this week he would relish the opportunity to manage Wales but admitted the job would be tinged with sadness following the death of Speed, 41, in November.
"It is a very sensitive situation so if I am offered the job and I accept it I'll have mixed emotions," Coleman told Sky Sports.
"If it is to be - if the job is mine - then it will be the pinnacle for me. Managing your country is the pinnacle for any manager.
"In another situation, I'd probably be on cloud nine but because of the situation, because it was Gary, who was a close friend, of course I almost feel a little bit guilty that I'm even going to talk about taking the job, because Gary is no longer with us."
Speed's assistant Raymond Verheijen had indicated his interest in taking over the role, but Coleman has hinted he hoped to keep the Dutchman on if appointed.
"It's a stupid man who goes in there and takes the job, whether it's me or anyone else, and changes everything," Coleman said.
Source: AFP European Edition