VfL Wolfsburg look to have ended their search for a new coach with German media reporting ex-Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster will take charge in a three-year deal set to be announced on Friday.
Schuster, who turns 52 on Saturday, is set to sign until 2015 on what would be his first appointment in the Bundesliga.
As a coach, Schuster's biggest success to date is to have won the Spanish league title in 2008 with Real.
As a midfielder, he played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid in the 1980s and made more than 20 appearances for West Germany during his career having been dubbed the "Blond Angel" for his goal-scoring prowess.
His last coaching role was in March 2011 when he resigned as trainer from Turkish team Besiktas after less then a year in charge.
After Felix Magath was sacked in October, Wolfsburg's caretaker coach Lorenz-Guenther Koestner has been in charge with the team 15th in the Bundesliga, just above the relegation places.
The 60-year-old was on the bench for Wednesday's dramatic 2-1 German Cup win over Bayer Leverkusen which put Wolves in February's quarter-finals with Dutch striker Bas Dost scoring the 90th-minute winner.