Leeds United are poised to appoint Sturm Graz boss Darko Milanic as their new manager, according to BBC Sport.
The Championship giants have been on the hunt for a new boss since sacking David Hockaday last month, and currently occupy 14th place in the table, with Neil Redfearn as caretaker boss.
The 46-year-old former Yugoslavia and Slovenia international is expected to move to Elland Road once he resolves a severance package with the Austrian club.
He is set to become the second manager recruited by controversial owner Massimo Cellino – who fired 36 managers during a 22 year spell in charge of Italian side Cagliari.
His previous appointment of Hockaday was met with trepidation, as his only previous managerial experience had been with non-league Forest Green.
Hockaday lasted just six games before being shown the door at Elland Road .
Mailanic is a well respected coach in Slovenia, having won four Slovenian championships between 2008 and 2013, during his time coaching Maribor.