The Scottish Football Association will offer Craig Levein the Scotland job, but only if he is happy with the remit, BBC Scotland is reporting.
The Dundee United boss is due to meet the SFA in the next few days to discuss the possibility of succeeding George Burley as national team coach.
Levein said last week that he wanted to manage the national team at some point in his career but he wasn't sure when.
And on Saturday he said that he was keen to find out more about the role.
One concern he has about the job is his fear of becoming bored when the Scotland team is not involved in matches, something that former Scotland boss Walter Smith has warned about.
BBC Scotland believes that a clause in Levein's contract demands that compensation of about £250,000 be paid to the Tannadice outfit should he be poached by another club or national football association.