It is reported that St Mirren are set to appoint Stephen Robinson as their new manager, paying a substantial fee to bring him in from Morecambe.
The Paisley club are looking for a new boss after the appointment of Jim Goodwin to Aberdeen.
The Saints have spoken to a number of candidates, courtesy of discussing the vacancy with Hearts coach Steven Naismith.
Aberdeen player-manager Scott Brown was also thought to be in contention for the job, but it is now reported that St Mirren have made a decision.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that they have agreed compensation with Morecambe and are ready to confirm Robinson.
The Northern Irishman spent three successful seasons at Motherwell, winning two domestic cup finals.
A poor run of results saw him leave the club in December 2020 and Robinson spent six months recharging his batteries.
He was only appointed to Morecambe in the summer and the Shrimps are battling relegation from the English League One.
It now appears he is the man St Mirren chose to step into the breach after Goodwin’s exit.