Cardiff City are set to name Neil Warnock as manager following Paul Trollope’s sacking.
Trollope was dismissed on Tuesday after less than five months in charge.
Former Sheffield United boss Warnock, 67, is expected to be appointed before Cardiff host Bristol City in the Championship on Friday, 14 October.
Warnock helped Rotherham avoid relegation from the division last season during three months in charge, but turned down the chance to stay.
Cardiff would be Warnock’s 14th managerial appointment.
The Englishman spent eight seasons in charge of Sheffield United, has twice managed Crystal Palace and QPR, and was also boss of Leeds United.
Former Cardiff defender Danny Gabbidon, who played under Warnock at QPR, has said he “could be a nice fit” to “get the team up and running quickly”.
He added: “He’s a very good man-manager. He’s good at working on a tight budget and getting the right players in. He’s also proven in that division.”
Cardiff are second bottom of the table after two wins from 11 games.
Trollope’s assistant, Lennie Lawrence, and conditioning coach Ryland Morgan have also left the Welsh club.