Latics hope to have ex-Three Lions trainer as their new boss.
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan is expected to announce the successor to the recently departed Roberto Martinez in the DW stadium hot seat on Thursday, with former England head coach Steve McClaren the favourite to land the role, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
Martinez left his role with the Latics earlier this month in order to take over from the Manchester United-bound David Moyes at Everton, with Whelan said to only be targeting those managers who are currently out of work to replace the Spaniard.
“I have tried to stay away from managers who are in work at the moment because there is a fee involved with those,” Whelan said.
“There are plenty of excellent managers who are looking for a job. There are quite a few well-known lads out there.
“We will be finished interviewing today. I’ve told the ones I’ve already spoken to that there will be a decision made tomorrow.”
And the former United assistant manager McClaren fits that bill having been sacked by Eredivisie outfit FC Twente in February following a year in the job.
The 52-year-old won 31 of his 64 matches at the helm of the Dutch club in his second spell in charge of Twente, two years after the one-time Wolfsburg and Nottingham Forest trainer had guided the minnows to an unexpected title triumph in the Netherlands.