Dundee United boss Craig Levein could be named as George Burley’s replacement as Scotland manager later on Tuesday.
Levein has held talks with Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith and president George Peat in Edinburgh on Monday and an announcement is expected within the next few hours.
Levein was given permission by his club to talk terms with the SFA last week and confirmed that he was “100% interested” in taking up the national post.
Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson could well seek Levein’s opinion as he looks to recruit his successor at Tannadice.
“Craig and I had a long chat over the weekend and we’ve been very honest with each other,” Thompson told the Daily Record. “Our relationship will remain intact. He’s someone I rate very highly so if it comes to finding a successor I’d be more than happy to listen to any suggestions he has.
“That’s not to say I’d definitely pay heed to what he says but someone with his knowledge of the game is worth listening to. We’ve got to look after the best interests of the club.
“When we met Craig about coming here in 2006, he interviewed us. He had just as many questions as we did and wanted to know everything in fine detail. I expect he will be the same with the SFA because he wants to know exactly what the role will be. It is this attention to detail that makes him the manager he is.”