Micky Mellon is set to become the new Shrewsbury Town manager, the Shropshire Star writes.
The former Barnsley assistant manager is in advanced talks with the club who had have former defender Michael Jackson as manager towards the end of this season.
The Shrews lost their League One status under Jackson and it is understood the 40-year-old is now expected to make way for Mellon to take charge at the New Meadow.
Sources close to Mellon reveal he was expected to be named as the new manager having been in “advanced talks” with the hierarchy at Shrewsbury.
It will be the 42-year-old’s first step back into management since being sacked by Fleetwood Town in December 2012.
Mellon guided the Lancashire club into the Football League and was sacked by the Cod Army despite a solid start to life in League Two.
He quickly found work when the then-Barnsley manager David Flitcroft appointed Mellon as his assistant.
The Tykes turned down two approaches from Forest Green Rovers for Mellon in October 2013 but was sacked by the South Yorkshire club in March this year not long after Danny Wilson was given the job as manager following Flitcroft’s dismissal.