Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is set to win an improved contract.
The Sun says the club want to open talks on a new four-year contract for the manager, who only signed a three-year deal worth £2.5m a season last summer.
City owner Thaksin Shinawatra wants Eriksson, 59, on a new four-year agreement worth £3.5m a year to stop him being head-hunted by other top European clubs.
Former England boss Eriksson is highly regarded throughout the continent, where he has won the league and cup double in three different countries.
The Swede has guided City to third in the Premier League after spending £38m on eight new players during the summer.