Sociedad - who have been managerless following their relegation to the Segunda Division earlier this month - are set to appoint another Welshman, John Toshack, in a part-time role as sporting director. And it is understood that his shortlist includes the 36-year-old Coleman - who was sacked by Fulham late last season - and Cardiff boss Dave Jones.

"We cannot comment on who will be the team's next manager or sporting director until after Saturday's administration council meeting," Real Sociedad said.