Former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi is set to return to football in 2010.
Sacchi has been offered the technical director's job at Bologna.
Bologna president Francesco Menarini met with Sacchi on December 2 to offer him the post. Sacchi asked for a couple of weeks to consider it.
It's understood Sacchi is ready to accept - so long as he isn't needed in negotiations for transfer targets, he would prefer only to act as an adviser.