Phil Parkinson is set to be named the new manager for Saturdays trip of Sunderland to Wycombe.
The Bolton manager is anticipated to be declared as Jack Ross replacement on Thursday.
Ross was sacked with Sunderland ninth in the League One table.
Parkinson yields to management after departing Bolton in August, he resigned with the team.
On Saturday, Parkinson will go up against Wycombes Gareth Ainsworth, who Sky Sports News comprehends was considered for the Sunderland bosss job.
The Black Navy also approached Coventry for Mark Robins and Wigan to Paul Cook but were refused permission to talk to either.
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