Sky Sports sources understand Tottenham Hotspur could finalise the appointment of the club's new manager in the next 24 hours.
Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is the overwhelming favourite to take charge at White Hart Lane after Harry Redknapp left his position last month.
Villas-Boas had endured a difficult first season in the Premier League after joining Chelsea from Porto 12 months ago, and he was sacked by the eventual UEFA Champions League winners in March.
However, the Portuguese looks set to be given a second chance to build on the reputation he had established at Porto by taking over at Tottenham.
Reports had suggested that Villas-Boas could have been installed over the weekend, but an announcement could now be made by Tuesday.
The likes of Laurent Blanc, Ralf Rangnick and Didier Deschamps had also been linked with the vacancy, but reports suggest Spurs have settled on Villas-Boas as their No.1 choice.