Ray McKinnon will be Dundee United manager in time for tomorrow’s clash with Partick Thistle.
But he is unlikely to take the team, with Gordon Young set to remain in the dugout for the Tangerines’ final home game of the season.
The Tangerines made contact with the 45-year-old McKinnon last night, immediately after they received permission from present club Raith Rovers.
That came after compensation, believed to be in the region of £30,000, was agreed.
Talks between McKinnon and United chairman Stephen Thompson are taking place today.
And the former product of the Tannadice youth system is set to be confirmed as boss before the day was out.
Clubs managed: Lochee United, Brechin City, Raith Rovers.
Win percentage at Raith: 53.49%
Win percentage at Brechin: 43.10%
Clubs played for: Dundee Utd, Nottingham Forest, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd (second spell), Luton Town, Livingston, Raith Rovers, Portadown, Stirling Albion, East Fife, Montrose, Raith Rovers (second spell).
Games for Dundee Utd: 122
Goals for Dundee Utd: 13
First start: April 8, 1989 – Dundee Utd 2 Dundee 1
First goal: Sept 15, 1990 – Aberdeen 1 Dundee Utd 1
Final start: May 2, 1998 – Hibs 2 Dundee Utd 1
Sold for (reported): £750,000 – June, 1992
Resigned for (reported): £200,000 – November 1995