Steve McClaren will be appointed the Newcastle United manager by the middle of the week, according to The Independent.
The British newspaper claim that the 54-year-old will agree on a four-year contract with the Premier League outfit.
Although final talks are expected to go smoothly, according to the report, there are “a couple of minor issues” to be resolved.
What those issues are have not been stated, but it seems that they will not adversely affect negotiations between the former Nottingham Forest manager and Newcastle.
McClaren was sacked as the Derby County head coach last month following his failure to guide the Rams back to the Premier League.
The Englishman will have to hit the ground running at St. James’ Park, as there is a lot of work to do.
The recently concluded 2014-15 season proved that the current Newcastle squad needs an overhaul, and the former Middlesbrough boss will have to decide which players to let go.
The 54-year-old former midfielder will then have to decide which areas to reinforce and which players to target in the summer transfer window.