SportsNewsIreland has learned that former Aston Villa manager Brian Little could take over from Paul Cook at Sligo Rovers if terms can be agreed.
Cook, who guided the club to back to back FAI Cups, left the club last weekend to take over at English league two side Accrington Stanley.
The news came as a bit of surprise to the club given the close proximity of the start of the new season not to mention his rejection of a role with St Johnstone in December.
With the season just over a week away the pressure had been mounting on Chairman Michael Toolan to find a replacement especially as reports had emerged that former Everton star David Unsworth had rejected the opportunity.
However it would appear that Sligo has found their man with 58 year old Little set to take the role.
The once capped English man, a striker in his playing days with Aston Villa, has a wealth of experience having managed no less than 10 clubs.
The late 80’s and 90’s were a golden period for Little as he helped both Darlington and Leicester win promotions, taking the latter to the Premier League before winning the Carling cup with Villa in 1996.
His most recent roles have been with Wrexham and Conference north side Gainsborough Trinity who he left in August last year.
David Unsworth turned down the chance to manage Rovers, according to the BBC.