Roy Hodgson is firming as favourite for the Crystal Palace post.
The veteran former Eagles boss, who was replaced by Patrick Vieira at Selhurst Park in 2021 after four years in charge, is willing to return until the end of the season to keep Palace in the Prem. Vieira was sacked on Friday.
The former England manager had insisted that last year's brief stint at Watford, which ended in relegation from the Premier League, would be his last gig as a manager.
But talks with Palace chiefs this weekend have progressed well and he is ready to step back in once again, says The Sun.
Under-21s manager Paddy McCarthy, a former Palace captain, will take charge of the side at Arsenal on Sunday and is highly regarded at the club.