Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is closing in on the vacant manager's job at Fulham, HITC Sport understands from close to the potential deal.
Fulham are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Kit Symons last weekend, 24 hours after the heavy defeat at home to Birmingham City.
A whole host of names have been linked with the role at Craven Cottage, but former Hull and Southampton chief Pearson is thought to be Fulham's number one target.
Highly-regarded coach Pearson has been out of work since June after his shock departure from Leicester.
Pearson has built an impressive CV in recent years, doing a great job at Hull City before returning to Leicester and helping the Foxes earn promotion and later preserving their top-flight status against all the odds
Despite being linked with a number of jobs since his departure from Leicester it is believed the opportunity to takeover at Fulham appeals to Pearson.
Fulham are hoping to have a new manager in charge by the end of the international break and Pearson is thought to have admirers within the Craven Cottage boardroom.