Craig Shakespeare will be offered the Leicester City manager’s job until the end of the season, BBC Radio Leicester understands.
Shakespeare was Claudio Ranieri’s assistant, and has been caretaker boss since the Italian was sacked in February.
The Foxes have since won both of their games with Shakespeare in charge.
The 53-year-old has never managed full-time, and was brought to Leicester by Ranieri’s predecessor, Nigel Pearson.
Ranieri, 65, was sacked by Leicester nine months after leading the club to the Premier League title.
Leicester have also spoken to other potential candidates to replace him, including former England manager Roy Hodgson.
Shakespeare’s first match as caretaker manager was a 3-1 league victory over Liverpool.