Ralf Rangnick is in advanced talks with Manchester United to become the club’s interim manager until the end of the season, ESPN reports.
The 63-year-old will leave his role as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow and sign a six-month contract at Old Trafford.
Rangnick has been offered a consultancy role at the end of the short-term deal.
The exact terms of the consultancy role have yet to be determined, but Rangnick is expected to stay on in some capacity at United once his interim tenure ends.
The German is unlikely to be in charge for Sunday’s Premier League match against leaders Chelsea due to work permit reasons, but his first match as manager could come against Arsenal on Dec. 2.
United have been searching for an interim manager since the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford last week.
Former midfielder Michael Carrick is currently in caretaker charge and guided them to a 2-0 win at Villarreal on Tuesday to secure a place in the Champions League knockout rounds.