Portsmouth expect to unveil their new manager on Thursday, reports The News.
Steve Cotterill is the overwhelming favourite as Pompey look to wrap up Avram Grant's replacement.
As revealed by The News on May 27, the former Notts County boss has headed the short-list put together by the Blues' administrators and Peter Storrie.
Talks have also been held with the former Bournemouth striker, who is a free agent after turning down a new deal at Meadow Lane.
Pompey's new chief executive David Lampitt has been working on bringing in a manager and is now close to finalising terms.