Craig Levein has agreed a deal in principle to become Scotland manager and is set to be officially unveiled on Wednesday, Press Association Sport understands.
The Dundee United boss held "positive discussions" with the Scottish Football Association on Monday and then met with Tannadice chairman Stephen Thompson on Tuesday morning to indicate his wish to take charge of the national team.
Levein's appointment had been expected to be confirmed on Tuesday but, subject to contracts being signed and weather permitting, that should now take place on Wednesday.
Tuesday night's latest development emerged after Thompson claimed his club had been treated "shabbily" by the SFA in their bid to recruit Levein.
Thompson insisted he had heard nothing from the governing body with regards to compensation, claiming they have acted "disgracefully" in their handling of the negotiations.
Press Association Sport understands that once Levein's appointment is confirmed, United will be paid the compensation figure in his Tannadice contract, reportedly £250,000.
Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, Levein was not anticipating any problems with the move. "I had a meeting last night with some members of the SFA," he said. "It went reasonably well. It was about an hour long. It's impossible to get everything sorted in an hour, so those talks are ongoing without me.
"Everything should be resolved later on today or tomorrow morning one way or the other. I can tell you that I was pleased with the way the discussions went and that's important.
"It's important for me to learn just what the job entailed and what I learned from the members of the SFA was fairly encouraging.
"If I do leave Dundee United then I'm quite happy to give you my feelings from the heart about what's happened at this football club, but at this minute in time I'm still the manager, so there's no point in it."