Dundee United are expected to appoint Csaba Laszlo as their new manager on Wednesday.
Hungarian Laszlo, 53, managed Hearts between July 2008 and January 2010, and steered them to third in the Scottish Premier League in his one full season.
Having been manager of the national teams of Uganda and Lithuania, he was last with Dunajska Streda in Slovakia.
Ray McKinnon was sacked by United in October following back-to-back Scottish Championship defeats.
United were fourth in the table when McKinnon departed but, under coach Laurie Ellis, they have beaten Dumbarton and St Mirren and are now second to the Buddies on goal difference.
Former Hibernian manager John Hughes was also spoken to by United, who were relegated at the end of the 2015-16 season.