Roy Hodgson has emerged as the hot favorite to be named Watford’s new manager after Claudio Ranieri was sacked on Monday.
There is still work to be done on the deal but talkSPORT sources say the former England boss could be unveiled at Vicarage Road as early as Tuesday.
Hodgson, who led England from 2012 to 2016, was last in the Crystal Palace dugout.
He left Selhurst Park at the end of last season, after four years at the helm.
The 74-year-old had a storied career in management spanning over 50 years and took charge of top clubs including Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham and Liverpool.
He is now in line to replace Ranieri at struggling Watford, who became the second manager sacked by the club this season on Monday.
Ranieri signed a two-year contract at Vicarage Road in October, replacing Xisco Munoz in 15th, after taking seven points from his first seven Premier League games.
But the Italian only managed to double that points tally in his 13 top flight appearances in charge and was relieved of his duties after just 112 days.
The Hornets languish in 19th place in the Premier League and sit just two points above last-placed Burnley, who have two games in hand at the Hertfordshire side.
And Hodgson, who was replaced by Patrick Vieira in 2021 after four years at Palace, now appears to be the man tasked with leading the Hornets to survival.