Sources close to Huddersfield Town are strongly suggesting a new manager is ready to be appointed today.
Chairman Dean Hoyle and his board have carried out a round of second interviews for three candidates – former Charlton boss Chris Powell and two unspecified targets are said to have been in the frame – and it seems the club are ready to move.
A decision today would allow the new man to take charge of two days of training before international break weekend and then have a full preparation for the next Championship fixture, at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday, September 13.
Mark Lillis has been in charge at the John Smith’s Stadium since Mark Robins left by mutual agreement on August 10.
Powell, Northern Ireland No2 Billy McKinlay, Coventry City manager Stephen Pressley and Lillis seem to have been the four leading candidates for the job in the past 10 days, but betting has been suspended on Powell by some firms after he was backed in to 1/10.
Should he be the choice, it would mean a return to football management for a 44-year-old who was sacked by Charlton in March this year following reported disagreements with club owner Roland Duchatelet.