Giovanni Trapattoni is set to become Ireland manager after agreeing in principle to a deal, the Irish Examiner has reported.
A spokesman for the Irish FA (FAI) declined to comment on the report.
He said the three-man panel appointed by the FAI to find a manager would make a recommendation for the position to the board later this week. Trapattoni’s current club, Salzburg, also declined to comment.
The Irish Examiner reported that former Italy coach Trapattoni met on Sunday evening in Austria with the pane headed by Ireland’s caretaker coach Don Givens.
It said the FAI’s chief executive John Delaney would fly out to meet with Trapattoni’s representatives and agree a contract.