Irish coach Roy Keane is so close to landing the Celtic job that he has already discussed where he will live in Glasgow.
The Irish Sun reports that Keane will be appointed as Parkhead boss before Ireland fly to America on Wednesday.
Barring a major hitch, Keane will quit as Ireland’s assistant manager before departure for games in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
Irish boss Martin O’Neill admitted he is in the dark about Keane’s plans after Saturday night’s scoreless draw with Italy in London.
Keane was in the dug-out with O’Neill for the game at Craven Cottage but speculation is rife that his brief time with Ireland is now over.
The Irish Sun reports that discussions between Keane and the club are at a sufficiently advanced stage that he has already talked about potential signing targets and a possible assistant.
The Irish Sun also says Keane has discussed where he would base himself if he moved to Scotland.
Former Celtic boss O’Neill said again on Saturday night that he expects the Keane situation to be resolved before the Ireland team leave for games against Costa Rica and Portugal in the States.
O’Neill said: “I haven’t spoken to him about it today as we were concentrating on the game.
“But I assume something will be resolved by the time we fly out to America. I’m pretty comfortable about it.
“It’s not a case of what I want to happen but I think it will be resolved by Wednesday.
“It’s not a deadline being set. My assumption would be that Celtic are looking at candidates, they’ve games coming up so they want to make a decision relatively quickly.
“We’d all be very disappointed if Roy goes. My own view is he has settled in very well indeed.
“The players have really taken to him, he’s been terrific around the place. I think Roy is enjoying it so it would be a disappointment if it materialises.
“I haven’t spoken to the players at length, but I think the general feeling would be they would love him to stay.”
Asked directly by the Irish Sun if he expected Keane to be the next Celtic boss, former gaffer O’Neill said: “I couldn’t really tell you.”